Category Archives: Wendy J. Dunn

Welcome to my blog!

My name is Wendy J. Dunn, and I am the author of Dear Heart, How Like You This? and The Light in the Labyrinth. I am passionate about history. I am also passionate about reading, writing, and books. I know about the power of books. I know about it because a history book written for children – a book I received for my tenth birthday – changed my life. At ten, I needed a hero, a guiding light that would help me navigate through those difficult growing up years. A chapter in that book was about Elizabeth I. She became my first hero, and wanting to know more about her introduced me to my second, her mother, Anne Boleyn. Their stories gave me examples of strong and determined women – women who seized their voices and true identities in a time when women were told to be silent and remember their inferiority.

There are still moments I find myself amazed at the life journey that came about because of that book chapter. My interest in Elizabeth and Anne soon grew to embrace the whole Tudor period, and grew into a passion that turned me into a writer. I also hold Elizabeth and Anne responsible for my PhD (Human Society). Not long ago, I heard I Sophie Masson state a simple truth: A writer is a lifelong learner. We learn from observing our world, and also through writing. Every time I have written a novel, I deepen my understanding of what Kundera means when he speaks of how the labour of creating a novel acts as a catalyst for change (Art of the Novel, 2006). Writing is my means to grow as a human being. Hope you enjoy visiting my website.

Wendy J. Dunn

When the king’s physician became the queen’s…umm…

Originally posted on Anna Belfrage:
Today, I thought we could spend some time with Caroline Matilda, princess of England and queen of Denmark. She was born in 1751, daughter to Frederick, Prince of Wales and his wife Princess Augusta of Saxe-Coburg.…

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Interview with B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Anna Belfrage

Originally posted on Layered Pages:
I’d like to welcome back B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree Anna Belfrage. Had Anna been allowed to choose, she’d have become a professional time-traveller. As such a profession does not exist, she settled for second best and…

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Hamelin de Warenne, the King’s Brother

Originally posted on History… the interesting bits!:
A short while ago I wrote about Isabel de Warenne, Countess of Surrey and then her first husband, William of Blois (youngest son of King Stephen). So, I think it’s about time I…

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2016 Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop!

The Visit was written originally a decade and more ago for my long gone Suite101 Tudor England column. It birthed from musing about one of my favourite Tudor people. I thought I would share it for 2016 Australia Day Book … Continue reading

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It’s the 2016 Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop!

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Matilda of Scotland, Queen of England

Originally posted on The Freelance History Writer:
We would like to turn our attention to the daughter of Saint Margaret and King Malcolm of Scotland. Edith was born in 1080 at Dunfermline. Yes, her parents named her Edith, possibly in…

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Wendy J. Dunn Receives CICF Grant

Applying for grants are worth the effort. At the end of last year, Wendy J. Dunn, a long time tutor in the School of Media and Communication’s Writing program, discovered this for herself when she learnt her grant application, to … Continue reading

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