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...
RT @SamEades: If someone ever found my phone they'd be convinced it belonged to a killer. Filled with notes "Dead or alive...the truth won…
by @joannacourtney1 - 6 days ago
RT @SD_Sykes: This is a great article - Tourist Trinkets: The Medieval Pilgrim Badge https://t.co/N0EMYIAvfb via @HistoryToday
by @joannacourtney1 - 9 days ago
RT @AuthorTracyRees: Wow thank you so much, what an amazing thing to say. Happy you enjoyed them. Book 4 next year!! https://t.co/sHXA0dBDXp
RT @CPhilippou123: What the strongest Scots have under their kilts #SundayBlogShare #Scotland #humor https://t.co/KoJw5fx97l via @barbtaub
by @joannacourtney1 - 10 days ago
RT @Paulalofting: Travel back to the 11thc and meet the people of Horstede-#EpicSaga of the years leading up to The #Normanconquest https:/…
joannacourtneyauthor - 17 days ago
I've had a sneak preview of this and it's fabulous- a must-read.
joannacourtneyauthor - 18 days ago
Forgive me for the party animal I am, but I find this really exciting!!
joannacourtneyauthor - 19 days ago
We need libraries. Vital grass roots culture. I'd rather scrap all funding for big theatres than lose libraries (if I had to choose of course - love theatre too)
joannacourtneyauthor - one month ago
This is (more or less) the country my lovely Elizaveta, heroine of The Constant Queen, comes from - no wonder she's so fiesty!!!
Fair comment Tracy - I remember listening to it in the pub with my little sis Lindsay Tomlinson my first Christmas back from uni. Fond memories!
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