Jenny Barden

About me

Jenny Barden is an artist-turned-lawyer-turned-writer with a love of history and adventure. A fascination with the Age of Discovery led to extensive travels in the Americas, and much of the inspiration for her first two books has come from retracing the steps of early adventurers in the New World. She is the author of ‘Mistress of the Sea’, an epic romantic adventure set against the backdrop of Francis Drake’s first piratical campaign against the Spanish in the Caribbean, and ‘The Lost Duchess’, a high-tension love story with a thriller pace centred on Sir Walter Raleigh’s ‘Lost Colony’ of Roanoke.
Jenny has four children and lives in Dorset with her long suffering husband and an ever increasing assortment of animals. Her current interests are walking, travelling, all things historical (naturally), and trying to ride without resembling Zebedee on horseback. She was the co-ordinator of HNSLondon12 and is currently assisting the HNS as programme advisor for the next London Conference.

From my website

History and Love

History and Love – how can we ever unravel the truth? The historical records provide evidence of events about which we are certain, but what of the feelings of those who lived long ago – how can we know how they experienced love? Consider attitudes in the Elizabethen era, when…

Lost Colony & Writing History

This is the text of an interview kindly hosted by Erin Al-Mehairi on ‘Oh, for the Hook of a Book‘ Talking with English Author Jenny Barden about Lost Colony of Roanoke and Writing History Hi Jenny, welcome to Oh, for the Hook of a Book! I’m delighted to have you with…

Queens, Heroines and Heartache

I’ll be speaking with Elizabeth Fremantle and Joanna Hickson at Eastbury Manor House on May 13 at 7.00pm. Join us to hear about and discuss the intimate lives of women in the Tudor period – from the greatest to the many whose names are lost in the past… Eastbury Manor…

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