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H. M. Castor - Author

About the Author

H. M. Castor has been obsessed with the Tudors since primary school. She studied
Tudor History at Cambridge University, and despite spending time after that doing
a variety of jobs – including teaching English in Prague and working as a Benesh
Movement Notator for the Royal Ballet – the Tudors have never lost their hold on
her. In particular she has been fascinated by the story of Henry VIII.

“I’ve read a great deal about his life,” she says, “but still a huge question has remained: just how does this extraordinary boy become one of the most villainous kings in British
history? He is vastly talented, has astonishing warrior skills, and is said to be a model of virtue. So what turns him into a monster? In writing VIII I’ve set out to answer that question.”

H. M. Castor lives in Bristol with her husband and two daughters.

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Mary

Mary

Author: H. M. Castor Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2013

Discover the untold story of Mary Tudor's childhood and teenage years in the much-anticipated follow-up to the critically acclaimed VIII. Sisters of the Half Blood: Mary is the first of two companion 'Sisters' novels, that explore Mary and Elizabeth's childhood and teenage lives in trademark H. M. Castor style - intense, psychological, powerful and exciting.

VIII

VIII

Author: H. M. Castor Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2012

Destined for greatness - tormented by demons. VIII (Eight) is the untold story of Henry VIII, a gripping examination of why he turned from a charismatic teenager to the cruel tyrant he became in later life. Hal is a young, handsome and gifted warrior, who believes he has been divinely chosen to lead his people. But throughout his life, he is haunted by a ghostly apparition, and, once he rises to power, he turns to murder and rapacious cruelty.