I have had a passion for history since childhood, and in particular, a fascination with George Villiers, First Duke of Buckingham. I’ve loved researching and writing about him over the last few years, and visiting places associated with him. I qualified as a teacher in 1976 and am employed at a local college of further education. I live with my son and dog and hundreds of books and old documents. I really do need a larger study!
My historical novel, ‘Darling of Kings’, about the relationship of Charles I and the Duke of Buckingham, is published in July 2014 by Hayloft Publishing, and my book ‘An Illustrated Introduction to the Stuarts’ is published in September 2014. I am currently working on a biography of Buckingham with Amberley Publishing.