My guest today is Tudor specialist Tony Riches, author of the best-selling Tudor Trilogy. Welcome to The Write Stuff, Tony. Let’s talk about your books.
Where did the idea for writing the Tudor trilogy come from?
I began looking into the life of Owen Tudor, the Welsh servant who married a queen, and was surprised to discover his amazing story. As my research progressed I began to collect fascinating details of the lives of Owen’s sons, Edmund and Jasper. I realised that if I planned it as a trilogy, Henry Tudor would be born in the first book, come of age in the second and become King of England in the final book.
Why do you think this is the first full-length novel about Henry Tudor?
Everyone from Shakespeare to Alison Weir has written about Henry, but this trilogy is the first time his full story has been told through historical…
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