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

Seeing the Lions

Back in September I was thrilled to discover that my short story, The Lions of London, had made the award long list for The Historical Novel Society Conference 2014. I don’t have much experience writing short stories and considered myself ‘bad’ at them – an opinion I will now have…

An Undignified Death

One thing you can say for the Hanoverian royal family – they certainly knew how to die in interesting ways. George I had a series of strokes in his carriage but insisted on continuing the journey, finally laying down to expire in the same room he had been born in.…

Mrs Fitzherbert’s Grand Tour

Maria Fitzherbert, Royal Collection As you may have guessed, the drab way in which Maria Fitzherbert is often presented by history has become one of my bugbears. While I’m sure she would have loved the tragic, sainted image that has survived her, it is not strictly true. Don’t get me…

 
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