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Pen-Y-Bryn is interested in historical fiction. My pseudonym is taken from one of my taid’s (North Wales Welsh for grandfather) bardic name he used when winning one of his 8 chairs for Welsh poerty in the South African National Eisteddfod circa 1928 to 1947.
My book is about Henry VII during the ‘missing’ years from the age of 12 to 29 six months after the supposed Battle of Bosworth (Mancetter/Atherstone/Merevale). In my book it is the Battle of Mancetter. On becoming King Henry paid reparations to Atherstone and Merevale for damages caused in the battle (fact).
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born and brought up in South Africa in a Welsh speaking household. Started work at 15 and only started studying at 25 when it was obvious that I was getting nowhere with just 10 years of schooling. I now have a string of qualifications including a four year law degree and am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (& a few other professional qualifications).
Work history, Financial Controller University of Natal, Financial Advisor Old Mutual, Independent Financial Advisor, Mortgage consultant, in that order. Retired for the third time in April 2008, I started to write Henry VII, King of Princes. Many times between then and when it was published on 14th July 2015 I shelved the project. Forced to do something during my convalescence from a total hip replacement on 23rd June 2015, I completed the book and published it on Amazon Kindle on 14th July 2015.
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In the book Henry VII, King of Princes there are lots of exciting real historic facts featuring real people, lots of fiction and fictional people and as you can imagine in a saga stretching over 17 years in the life of Harri Tudor and his uncle Jasper Tudor, there are romances, sword fights, graphic details of real battles, love affairs, intrigue, attempted assassinations and kidnapping, friendships real and imaginary. I've tried to highlight within the pages the misconception regarding this man of destiny. For even today, a direct descendant of Henry VII is sitting on the throne of England. If you like history there are 75 historic figures mentioned in the book, some for context and some playing either a major or minor part in the 17 years of the life of Harri Tudor.
Under review by an American blogger