Paperback of Bosworth: The Birth of The Tudors out 5 June
The paperback edition of Bosworth will be published by Phoenix on 5 June - for copies see http://www.amazon.co.uk .
Interview with the BBC History magazine April 2014
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Historical researcher-turned-MP, Chris Skidmore, is to reassess England's most divisive king, Richard III, at this year's History Weekend in Malmesbury.
Article on Richard III in the Yorkshire Post
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IT is 530 years since Richard III claimed the throne during the summer of 1483, yet the infamous Yorkist king remains as controversial in death as in life. When, three years ago, I began working on my latest book, Bosworth: The Birth of the Tudors, I could hardly envisage the miraculous discovery of the king's bones under a car park in Leicester.
Chris Skidmore's latest book, Bosworth: The Rise of the Tudors will be published on 23 May 2013.
Death and the Virgin 'highly commended' in the John Rhys Llewellyn Prize 2010. According to the Chair of the John Llewellyn Rhys Judges: 'Death and the Virgin by Chris Skidmore, which we all thought was terrific: its about the mysterious death of Amy, wife of Robert, Elizabeth 1st's favourite courtiers, and which manages to provide a brand new slant on a familiar slice of Tudor history by combining evocative powers of description with a tonne of lucidly rendered research and, best of all, a murder story. Highly recommended.'
Article on Richard III written for the Spectator Magazine - September 2012
Death and the Virgin listed in the Independent's Books of the Year 2010:
Death and the Virgin has now been turned into a new documentary for Channel 5, 'The Virgin Queen's Fatal Affair': http://www.five.tv/shows/revealed/episodes/the-virgin-queens-fatal-affair-revealed
The Sunday Times praises Death and The Virgin as 'a brilliant study', and 'a meticulous account of Amy's death and its aftermath. Skidmore writes brilliantly and his research is impeccable.'
3rd March 2010
Author Philippa Gregory praises Chris' new book
Tudor author Philippa Gregory, famous for books such as The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin's Lover, has praised Death and The Virgin, stating that 'Chris Skidmore has found new documents to make a break through in the mystery of who murdered the wife of Robert Dudley, the scandalously intimate friend of Elizabeth I. His close reading of the material and his dramatic deductions are compulsory reading for anyone interested in this fascinating and tragic story of the little known wife of the man who hoped to marry the Queen of England.'
26th February 2010
The National Archives highlight Chris' discovery of Amy Robsart's Coroner's Report
22nd February 2010
Chris on the Today Programme
Listen to chris discussing his new book on the BBC's Today programme.
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22nd February 2010
Death and the Virgin previewed in the Sunday Times
Chris' new book Death and the Virgin and its new discoveries previewed in the Sunday Times.