“Her person alone was worth a kingdom”: The first wedding dress of Mary, Queen of Scots

“All I can tell you is that I account myself one of the happiest women in the world” – Mary, Queen of Scots to her mother on the morning of her wedding. I haven’t had all that much time for blogging this year, what with trying to finish my second full-length novel for Harper Impulse […]

Hidden historical heroines (#06: Arbella Stuart)

  Lady Arbella Stuart (1575 – 25 September 1615) was an Elizabethan and Jacobean noblewoman, considered by many of her contemporaries to be the rightful heir to Elizabeth I.   Arbella was the only child of Charles Stuart, 1st Earl of Lennox, (of the third creation), and Elizabeth Cavendish. Her father’s mother was the daughter […]