Laura Purcell

About me

Author of historical fiction about the Hanoverian monarchs. Debut novel Queen of Bedlam published by Myrmidon on 10 June 2014.

From my website

Gregory and the Georgian Era

Meeting Philippa Gregory Here’s me meeting the lovely Philippa Gregory in July with her tour of The King’s Curse. Having read her work since I was an early teenager, I was hugely excited to get a chance to meet this best-selling author. She is one of my favourites, although I…

Henrietta Howard – Unlikely Feminist

Henrietta Howard by James Heath George II’s longest-serving (and longest-suffering) mistress was famed for her submission and gentle behaviour. She was one of the few women who could listen to the king’s tirades and retain her tranquility. Her manners set a pattern for modesty, discretion and obedience. As one contemporary…

Humanising King George

Bust of George II There’s no denying it: the Hanoverian kings were an odd bunch. But while this makes them fascinating to study, it also makes them difficult to write. I recently attended a talk by Tracy Borman, in which she described George IV as the ‘most normal’ amongst the Hanoverian…

 
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