Joanna Courtney has wanted to be a writer ever since she could read. Joanna is fascinated by defining moments in history and she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the world of Anglo-Saxons, Normans and Vikings. "
"She is the author of the Queens of Conquest trilogy, which begins with The Chosen Queen.
A round-up of our most anticipated history books of 2017, from Ken Follett to Andrew Marr and Tudor England to revolutionary Russia.
On the 950th anniversary of 1066, the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest, Joanna Courtney, author of The Chosen Queen and The Constant Queen, explains how you can experience the battle for yourself this Autumn.
Our pick of the best books to take to the beach, to the pool or to read in the garden this Summer.
Who said the Christmas tree was a twentieth century invention? Most of the festive traditions we know and love stretch right back into Anglo-Saxon times – including the tree.
Rivalry – is there anything more deliciously, thrillingly, gossipy?
Joanna Courtney talks about how rivalry plays a key part in her new trilogy, The Queens of Conquest.
History has a habit of remembering the Kings who fought the battles. But what about the Queens?
The Battle of Hastings is one of the biggest dates in English history, and in the Queens of the Conquest trilogy, Joanna Courtney sets out to tell the story through the eyes of the women involved...
@noturaveragezoe Hi. No, it was my fab agent @KateJShaw's idea and a gt one. Might be another in the pipeline - watch this space!!
by @joannacourtney1 - 2 days ago
RT @JamesAitcheson: Se dæg is swiðe hát. (I hope I've got that right. I'm learning Old English, but it's hard work in this weather.)
by @joannacourtney1 - 3 days ago
RT @FictionEdKaren: Flicking through @my_weekly - my mind's drifting off to holidays in the sun... hope you all enjoy the 4 stories I've ch…
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joannacourtneyauthor - 2 days ago
I'm delighted to announce that I will be talking about the forgotten queens of the conquest at Mickleover Library near Derby on July 19th. Tickets here if you're in the area... https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-forgotten-queens-of-1066-joanna-courtney-tickets-35374093867
Such wonderful news for 1066Turned Upside Down - well done Glynn Holloway and Anna Belfrage - everything crossed that you win.
joannacourtneyauthor - 11 days ago
So exciting - 1066 Turned Upside Down is a finalist in the rone cover awards - http://indtale.com/2017-rone-cover-awards Well done Cathy Helms - not to mention Helen Hollick, Annie Whitehead Anna Belfrage Alison Morton Glynn Holloway Eliza Redgold Carol Mcgrath Richard Dockett
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