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text 2020-02-03 15:47
Faithful Traitor Group Read

The Tudor History Lovers group on Goodreads is reading and discussing my novel, Faithful Traitor: The Story of Margaret Pole this month! Join them for fun Tudor history chats.


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text 2017-02-23 17:59
Reginald Pole's Reaction to his Mother's Execution

Why examine this little snippet of history? We know that Margaret Pole was horridly executed on Henry VIII's orders, and we know that Reginald Pole was safely away from England at the time. I think it is important to look at how Reginald took this news because I have read some opinions that Reginald was bitter toward his mother for his dedication to the church. Based on studying both of these historical figures, I have not found evidence of that. Yet even Hilary Mantel states it as fact.


Continue reading on my blog.


Source: samanthawilcoxson.blogspot.com/2017/02/reginald-pole-learns-of-his-mothers.html
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text 2016-12-16 14:57
5-star Readers' Favorite

I'm so honored to receive 5-stars from Readers' Favorite for Faithful Traitor!


Source: readersfavorite.com/book-review/faithful-traitor
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text 2016-08-02 15:32
The Not-so-Illustrious Marriages of the Pole Children

Like all good noblewomen of her time, Margaret Pole arranged wonderful matches for her children that should have ensured bright - and rich - futures. Ah well, as those plans usually go.....


Source: samanthawilcoxson.blogspot.com/2016/08/not-so-illustrious-marriages-of-pole.html
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text 2016-07-23 13:30
July 1521 - Margaret Pole loses governess post....the first time

I've always wanted to write more of these 'On this day in history' kind of posts, but it seems to require better planning and organization than I am capable of. This time I've managed though! Here is a peek into Margaret Pole's life 495 years ago.


Source: twitter.com/carpe_librum/status/756825691291811840
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