Sharon Kay Penman is the author of seven previous historical novels and four medieval mysteries set during the reign of Eleanor of Aquitaine. She lives in Mays Landing, New Jersey, and is working on A King's Ransom, which will complete the story of Richard I.
"I’ve never understood the appeal of the Tudors. Henry Tudor dated his reign from the day before Richard III’s death at Bosworth Field so he could charge with treason men who’d fought for their lawful king. The marital woes of his son, Henry VIII, are the stuff of lurid leg...
Author Sharon Penman explains how she came to write The Sunne in Splendour