Usurpers: A New Look at Six Medieval Kings by Michele Morrical
Release Date: September 2021
War. Betrayal. Rebellion. Abduction. Treason. Murder. This isn’t a fictional tale à la Game of Thrones. It’s the absolutely true story of real-life events in England during the dramatic and chaotic Middle Ages.
From the Norman Conquest in 1066 to the epic Battle of Bosworth in 1485, England saw no less than six usurper kings – men who deposed the reigning kings and unlawfully seized the throne for themselves, including:
- William the Conqueror
- Stephen of Blois
- Henry Bolingbroke
- Edward IV
- Richard III
- Henry Tudor
The reader might be surprised to know that not all these kings were really usurpers, at least not in this author’s opinion. The purpose of this book is to correct popular misconceptions and long-held beliefs about these six kings who have been traditionally labeled as usurpers but as the evidence shows, not all are deserving of that title.
Michele Morrical is a historical nonfiction writer from Indiana, USA, who researches and writes about medieval kings and queens in England, specializing in the period known as the Wars of the Roses and the ensuing Tudor Dynasty.
Michele’s first book entitled “Usurpers: A New Look at Six Medieval Kings” is set to be released in September 2021. Michele also hosts a Tudor Blog in which she analyzes facts and fallacies that have been written about medieval England.
Michele holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and works as a Digital Marketing Manager in the automotive industry. In her spare time, she enjoys reading (of course), gardening, and spending time with her family, including her husband Mark, son Thomas, and daughter Julia.
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