Books, books and more books…

Books I have researched for the sequel of Falling Pomegranate Seeds: The Duty of Daughters.


Very easy to read, this book provides an unique, intimate portrait of Katherine.

Margaret Pole, 1473-1541 by Hazel Pierce

Tragic story of the fall of the house of Pole.

The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn by Eric Ives

My review.



Peter Ackroyd, London: The Biography, Chatto & Windus; G.B., 2000.

Alison Plowden, The House of Tudor, Sutton Publishing, G.B, 2003

Read my review.

Evelyn Read, Catherine, Duchess of Suffolk: A portrait, Alfred A. Knoff, inc, 1962.
She’s the daughter of Maria de Salinas; Catalina died in Maria’s arms.

The King’s Mother, Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby by Michael K. Jones and Malcolm G.Underwood,Cambridge University Press, 1992.

Fisher of Men, A life of John Fisher, 1469-1535 by Maria Dowling,
St Martin Press, 1999

Reading this book made me love Fisher.

The six wives of Henry VIII by Antonia Fraser, Arrow Books, 1998

It was this book which made me decide to get Hispanic Costume 1480-1530. I wanted to know the kind of veil Fraser claimed highborn Castilian girls wore. Anderson’s book has me conclude it really was a mantle, rather than veil, as the veil, framing the face, didn’t cover a woman’s face completely…

The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, translated and with an introduction by George Bull,
Penguin Books, 1956.

Cellini was at “The field of cloth of Gold.”

George Cavendish tells the story of Cardinal Wolsey and Sir Thomas More’s life is told by his son-in-law Roper.

Margaret of Anjou by Helen E. Maurer,
The Boyden Press, UK, 2003

Margaret of Anjou tackles what it means to be a medieval queen.

Barbara J. Harris, English Aristocratic Women

Important book for my sequel and by the same author.

Edward Stafford, Third Duke of Buckingham.

Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
Dover Publications;April 1, 2001

Came away from this very intrigued by Erasmus…