Margaret George has been writing novels since she was eight, using legal pads and drawing her own Crayola illustrations. Many children do this but most outgrow it! Margaret never did, although her focus changed from horses to history. The Autobiography of Henry VIII, her first published novel, was meant to be a “psycho-biography” of the enigmatic king rather than an apology or a confession, but it turned out to be all three. Following that, she’s stuck with characters that she feels the public misunderstands—Mary Queen of Scots, Cleopatra, Mary Magdalene, Helen of Troy, and now, Elizabeth I. She enjoys letting them tell their stories and trying to set their records straight.
She lives in Madison, Wisconsin, with her husband, and a large family pet tortoise, and lots of books.
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Dear readers, I do apologize for having gone AWOL from the blog. How embarrassing to see the date of the last entry. How patient of you to stick with me all this time and keep revisiting my site, even though it’s overgrown with ivy and thistles! And another apology: I…
I’ve just been informed that my talk at the Tower is now sold out. Wow. It’s very exciting but now I can start to get nervous. Thanks to all of you who have signed up, and I look forward to seeing you.
I am thrilled to be speaking at the Tower of London on October first. I’ll be in the White Tower—that’s the square one in the middle, the oldest and original part—at 6:30 p.m. after the Tower closes for the night and the tourists depart. Lots of ghosts there, including the…