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

August 29, 1588 – Leicester’s Last Letter to Elizabeth I

Originally posted on Janet Wertman:
“His Last Letter” Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, had a long, deep, and complicated relationship. They were childhood friends, and he was one of her favorites (if not her very favorite) when she…

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Richard III

Richard III.

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Blanche, Duchess of Lancaster

Originally posted on History… the interesting bits!:
The wedding of Blanche of Lancaster and John of Gaunt, painted by Horace Wright, 1914 Blanche of Lancaster is one of those ladies of history more famous because of her children and the…

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Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Scandal

Originally posted on History… the interesting bits!:
Arms of Katherine Swynford Katherine Swynford is, arguably, the most famous – or infamous – of English ladies  to have risen so high as to become the first lady of the kingdom, without…

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The Tudor Ghost Story Contest on again!

Dedicated to retracing the steps of Queen Anne Boleyn and sharing information about the Tudor monarchs and daily life in Tudor England. via The Tudor Ghost Story Contest on again!.

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The Best Novel You’ve Never Heard Of (unless you’re a supporter of Richard III)….

Originally posted on murreyandblue:
http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godandthemachine/2015/06/the-best-novel-youve-never-heard-of/ We all know Josephine Tey, so it’s good see a new review at patheos.com. It is quoted in full here:- The Best Novel You’ve Never Heard Of June 16, 2015 by Thomas L. McDonald It’s…

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Tudor Talk by Pamela Hartshorne

Tudor Talk by Pamela Hartshorne.

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