‘The Order of the White Boar’

Welcome – to all new members of the Order of the White Boar!

The group of friends who have sworn lifelong loyalty – to each other and to their good lord, King Richard III.

Read about their adventures in The Order of the White Boar, The King’s Man and now King in Waiting (pub. 17 Sept. 2021). A fourth book in the sequence, Sons of York, will be published in 2022.

The paperbacks and ebooks can be ordered from all good bookshops, via Amazon at myBook.to/WhiteBoar and mybook.to/TheKingsMan, or by contacting me direct at AlexMarchant84@gmail.com.

The Order of the White Boar follows the adventures of Matthew Wansford, 12-year-old page to Duke Richard of Gloucester, and his friends, Alys, Roger, Elen and little Ed, at Middleham Castle from the summer of 1482. The King’s Man continues the story in the spring of 1483, as the Year of the Three Kings unfolds.

King in Waiting picks up the story of Matt and his friends in 1486, the early part of the reign of a certain Henry Tudor…

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What really happened to the Princes in the Tower?

Every so often, a news story appears that sends a frisson down my spine.

Yesterday in the UK, one such appeared on the front page of the Telegraph newspaper – and unbelievably, perhaps, it was about a ‘murder mystery’ more than 500 years old.

Yes, you’ve guessed it – the ‘Princes in the Tower’ has resurfaced. But for once, the story has taken a turn that I can approve. And one that anyone who has an interest in the history of King Richard III is likely to find of particular interest.

The original Telegraph story is behind a paywall, but it can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/richard-iii-may-not-killed-191506549.html

A floating royal crown mysteriously decorated with 41 deer within the ermine - iDale Cherry
The stained-glass portrait of Edward V at Coldridge, Devon

If you’ve read any of my ‘White Boar’ books, especially the latest, King in Waiting, you’ll guess how pleased I am that the mainstream media is taking this story seriously. The findings reported here from the ‘Missing Princes Project‘, the brainchild of Philippa Langley, perhaps suggest that the basic premise of King in Waiting and its forthcoming sequel Sons of York may be less far-fetched than traditionalists might prefer to think…

Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Manand a third in the sequence, King in Waiting, which continues the adventures of the young members of the Order in the following years. A fourth book, Sons of York, is due out in 2022.

Alex is also editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by King Richard, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK). 

Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time, relating the adventures of Allie Turner through a doorway into history found under layers of old wallpaper at ancient Priory Farm.

Alex’s books can be found on Amazon at:

myBook.to/WhiteBoar

mybook.to/TheKingsMan

mybook.to/KinginWaiting

mybook.to/WhiteBoarBooks1-2

mybook.to/TimeoutofTime

mybook.to/GrantMetheCarving

mybook.to/RightTrusty

My Facebook author page 

My Twitter handle  and Matthew Wansford’s

Instagram: AlexMarchantAuthor

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Why not order direct from the author? Signed copies available

With Christmas fast approaching, now’s the time to treat any young relatives or friends (or yourself!) to The Order of the White Boar – the story of the life and legacy of the real King Richard III.

All 3 books – including brand-new King in Waiting – signed if wished, are available direct from myself at only £7 each (or £20 for all three – + £3 P&P – UK only; please email me for postage for single books/overseas)

Suitable for ages 10+ – and tying in with UK National Curriculum for Key Stages 2 and 3 (not that children need to know that! And it’s also been enjoyed by adults of all ages…)

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“A gloriously entertaining tale”

“Brilliant, gripping, heart-wrenching”

myBook.to/WhiteBoar

mybook.to/TheKingsMan

mybook.to/KinginWaiting

And why not add a copy of standalone timeslip adventure, Time out of Time for only £7

Join Allie as she escapes the sweltering summer of 1976 through the bricked-up doorway into history…

mybook.to/TimeoutofTime

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

“A fascinating historical adventure story for all ages”

Also available are the 2 book version of The Order of the White Boar – only £12 direct from me – both charity anthologies, Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved… (£6 each or £11 for two, all proceeds to SAUK).

mybook.to/WhiteBoarBooks1-2

mybook.to/GrantMetheCarving

mybook.to/RightTrusty

Please email me for details/orders and P&P charges for single/multiple books or overseas post

Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Manand a third in the sequence, King in Waiting, which continues the adventures of the young members of the Order in the following years. A fourth book, Sons of York, is due out in 2022.

Alex is also editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by King Richard, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK). 

Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time, relating the adventures of Allie Turner through a doorway into history found under layers of old wallpaper at ancient Priory Farm.

Alex’s books can be found on Amazon at:

myBook.to/WhiteBoar

mybook.to/TheKingsMan

mybook.to/KinginWaiting

mybook.to/WhiteBoarBooks1-2

mybook.to/TimeoutofTime

mybook.to/GrantMetheCarving

mybook.to/RightTrusty

My Facebook author page 

My Twitter handle  and Matthew Wansford’s

Instagram: AlexMarchantAuthor

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#HistoryWritersDay on Twitter! 27-28 November

Calling all history lovers!

There’s a great weekend happening on Twitter, 27-28 November

#historywritersday will be running both days, with more than 250 authors, publishers and bookshops advertising their wares, using this hashtag. All aspects of historical writing feature including historical fiction

I’m joining them and I’m sure there will be fabulous gifts on offer across all genres and periods (including a special offer or two from me…)

So why not come along and join us? We’ll be there all weekend…👑🐗⚔️🏺📚📖🖋

Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Manand a third in the sequence, King in Waiting, which continues the adventures of the young members of the Order in the following years. A fourth book, Sons of York, is due out in 2022.

Alex is also editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by King Richard, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK). 

Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time, relating the adventures of Allie Turner through a doorway into history found under layers of old wallpaper at ancient Priory Farm.

Alex’s books can be found on Amazon at:

myBook.to/WhiteBoar

mybook.to/TheKingsMan

mybook.to/KinginWaiting

mybook.to/WhiteBoarBooks1-2

mybook.to/TimeoutofTime

mybook.to/GrantMetheCarving

mybook.to/RightTrusty

My Facebook author page 

My Twitter handle  and Matthew Wansford’s

Instagram: AlexMarchantAuthor

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Book signing at King Richard III Visitor Centre, Leicester

I’m excited to announce that this coming Saturday, 23 October, I will be once more visiting the King Richard III Visitor Centre in Leicester, built at the site of the king’s grave and aimed at telling his story.

The Centre, which has stocked the first two Order of the White Boar books since their publication in 2017 and 2018 and was the site of the official launch of The King’s Man, has kindly invited me back to sign copies of King in Waiting (and the other two books) and to read from my books as part of their activities for the half-term school holidays.

My previous visit, with Pilgrim the Peregrine

I’ll be at the Centre from approx 11 am, so why not come and say hello if you happen to be in the area?

Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Manand a third in the sequence, King in Waiting, which continues the adventures of the young members of the Order in the following years. A fourth book, Sons of York, is due out in 2022.

Alex is also editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by King Richard, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK). 

Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time, relating the adventures of Allie Turner through a doorway into history found under layers of old wallpaper at ancient Priory Farm.

Alex’s books can be found on Amazon at:

myBook.to/WhiteBoar

mybook.to/TheKingsMan

mybook.to/KinginWaiting

mybook.to/WhiteBoarBooks1-2

mybook.to/TimeoutofTime

mybook.to/GrantMetheCarving

mybook.to/RightTrusty

My Facebook author page 

My Twitter handle  and Matthew Wansford’s

Instagram: AlexMarchantAuthor

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99p/99c bargains on books 1 & 2 of ‘The Order of the White Boar’!

Tomorrow I’ll be celebrating the launch of King in Waiting, continuing the story of the life and legacy of King Richard III through the eyes of the Order of the White Boar 🐗

Why not join my special guests, Nicola Cornick, Matthew Lewis and Janet Reedman, and me at our launch party tomorrow Sunday 3-6pm BST at:

https://www.facebook.com/events/369589204506035

And to make it extra special, the first two ebooks in the sequence are now only 99p/99c – and of course FREE to read on #KindleUnlimited

myBook.to/WhiteBoar & mybook.to/TheKingsMan

Why not share these 5⭐ bargains with friend & family, and invite them also to our launch? The more the merrier.

And of course King in Waiting is available in ebook & paperback at: mybook.to/KinginWaiting 👑

Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Manand a third in the sequence, King in Waiting, which continues the adventures of the young members of the Order in the following years. A fourth book, Sons of York, is due out in 2022.

Alex is also editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by King Richard, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK). 

Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time, relating the adventures of Allie Turner through a doorway into history found under layers of old wallpaper at ancient Priory Farm.

Alex’s books can be found on Amazon at:

myBook.to/WhiteBoar

mybook.to/TheKingsMan

mybook.to/KinginWaiting

mybook.to/WhiteBoarBooks1-2

mybook.to/TimeoutofTime

mybook.to/GrantMetheCarving

mybook.to/RightTrusty

My Facebook author page 

My Twitter handle  and Matthew Wansford’s

Instagram: AlexMarchantAuthor

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A third special guest for the launch of ‘King in Waiting’…

My third special guest for Sunday’s online launch of King in Waiting is another historical novelist who likely needs no introduction, especially among Ricardians.

Janet Reedman is another bestselling author, known particularly for several novels inspired by King Richard, especially the superbly researched I, Richard Plantagenet, three volumes (to date) telling his story in the first person.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01KKUXNYY

Janet has also written many other medieval-set novels, several casting a spotlight on women who may have been sadly neglected by mainstream history, along with works in a variety of other genres, including much of the folklore and folk history of England.

I do hope you will come along and join Janet and my other guests, Nicola Cornick and Matthew Lewis, to celebrate the publication of King in Waiting, plus all things historical, on Sunday 26 September between 3 and 6 pm BST at https://www.facebook.com/events/369589204506035/

Janet’s website is: http://stone-lord.blogspot.com/

Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Manand a third in the sequence, King in Waiting, which continues the adventures of the young members of the Order in the following years. A fourth book, Sons of York, is due out in 2022.

Alex is also editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by King Richard, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK). 

Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time, relating the adventures of Allie Turner through a doorway into history found under layers of old wallpaper at ancient Priory Farm.

Alex’s books can be found on Amazon at:

myBook.to/WhiteBoar

mybook.to/TheKingsMan

mybook.to/KinginWaiting

mybook.to/WhiteBoarBooks1-2

mybook.to/TimeoutofTime

mybook.to/GrantMetheCarving

mybook.to/RightTrusty

My Facebook author page 

My Twitter handle  and Matthew Wansford’s

Instagram: AlexMarchantAuthor

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Another very special guest for the launch of ‘King in Waiting’…

Today I’m delighted to introduce the second of my fabulous special guests for Sunday’s launch of King in Waiting, although, again, it’s unlikely she’ll need much introduction!

Nicola Cornick is of course an international bestselling author of books in a range of genres, particularly historical and romance, more recently exploring timeslip and dual-timelines, drawing on her background and many present activities in medieval and public history. She is a past chair of the Romantic Novelists Association.

Nicola’s latest bestseller, The Last Daughter, weaves what has been called ‘an engrossing mystery to keep the reader turning the pages’. It draws on the history and mystery of Minster Lovell in Oxfordshire, and features a certain Anne Lovell, wife, of course, to one of my own leading men in ‘King in Waiting’…

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-Daughter…/dp/0008278520

I do hope you will come along and join Nicola and my other guests, Matthew Lewis and Janet Reedman, on Sunday 26 September between 3 and 6 pm BST. We’ll look forward to seeing you there!

If you haven’t signed up already, full details of the launch can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/369589204506035/

Nicola’s website is: https://www.nicolacornick.co.uk/

Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Manand a third in the sequence, King in Waiting, which continues the adventures of the young members of the Order in the following years. A fourth book, Sons of York, is due out in 2022.

Alex is also editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by King Richard, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK). 

Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time, relating the adventures of Allie Turner through a doorway into history found under layers of old wallpaper at ancient Priory Farm.

Alex’s books can be found on Amazon at:

myBook.to/WhiteBoar

mybook.to/TheKingsMan

mybook.to/KinginWaiting

mybook.to/WhiteBoarBooks1-2

mybook.to/TimeoutofTime

mybook.to/GrantMetheCarving

mybook.to/RightTrusty

My Facebook author page 

My Twitter handle  and Matthew Wansford’s

Instagram: AlexMarchantAuthor

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My first very special guest for launch of ‘King in Waiting’…

With just a few days to go until the virtual launch of King in Waiting, next Sunday 26 September between 3 and 6 pm BST, I’m delighted to introduce the first of my guests.

Not that he needs much of an introduction, given his contribution to the research on King Richard III’s life and times over the past few years.

Historian Matthew Lewis is probably best known for his now-numerous books on King Richard, including the very well-received 2018 biography Richard III: Loyalty Binds Me, but I first ‘met’ him through his two novels, Loyalty and Honour and his incredibly informative blog. He has since widened his research to cover other subjects within England’s medieval period.

It’s fair to say Matt’s research and his rational approach to the subject have had a great influence on my own writing.

Along with many others, I was very happy to hear of Matt’s recent election to be Chair of the Richard III Society, and appreciate him taking time out of preparations for the imminent AGM and Members’ Day in York to join us on Sunday.

If you haven’t already, please sign up for the virtual launch at https://www.facebook.com/events/36958920450603

Matt’s website can be found at: https://www.mattlewisauthor.com/

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Manand a third in the sequence, King in Waiting, which continues the adventures of the young members of the Order in the following years. A fourth book, Sons of York, is due out in 2022.

Alex is also editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by King Richard, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK). 

Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time, relating the adventures of Allie Turner through a doorway into history found under layers of old wallpaper at ancient Priory Farm.

Alex’s books can be found on Amazon at:

myBook.to/WhiteBoar

mybook.to/TheKingsMan

mybook.to/KinginWaiting

mybook.to/WhiteBoarBooks1-2

mybook.to/TimeoutofTime

mybook.to/GrantMetheCarving

mybook.to/RightTrusty

My Facebook author page 

My Twitter handle  and Matthew Wansford’s

Instagram: AlexMarchantAuthor

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Virtual launch for ‘King in Waiting’

I’m pleased to announce that next Sunday, 26th September, between 3 and 6 pm BST, I will be hosting an online launch party on Facebook to celebrate publication (at long last!) of King in Waiting.

I’ll be welcoming some very special guests along, so I hope you’ll join us for a few hours of fun and chat about our favourite subjects – King Richard III, his life and times, and our historical writing of various kinds. Full details can be found at the event page:

https://www.facebook.com/events/369589204506035/

Please feel free to share and invite and friends and family who may be interested in coming along. Hope to ‘see’ you there!

mybook.to/KinginWaiting

Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Man, and a third in the sequence, King in Waiting, which continues the adventures of the young members of the Order in the following years. A fourth book, Sons of York, is due out in 2022.

Alex is also editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by King Richard, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK). 

Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time, relating the adventures of Allie Turner through a doorway into history found under layers of old wallpaper at ancient Priory Farm.

Alex’s books can be found on Amazon at:

myBook.to/WhiteBoar

mybook.to/TheKingsMan

mybook.to/KinginWaiting

mybook.to/WhiteBoarBooks1-2

mybook.to/TimeoutofTime

mybook.to/GrantMetheCarving

mybook.to/RightTrusty

My Facebook author page 

My Twitter handle  and Matthew Wansford’s

Instagram: AlexMarchantAuthor

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‘King in Waiting’ – Out today! #PublicationDay

*NEW*

King in Waiting – out today!

Continuing the adventures of the Order of the White Boar…


It’s 1486

King Richard III has been betrayed and killed

Victorious Henry Tudor sits uneasily on the throne of England

Richard’s loyal friend, Francis Lovell, plots revenge…

And Matthew Wansford and friends must seek their own road…


‘Evocative and intriguing’

‘Absolutely brilliant … I can heartily recommend it’


Suitable for ages 10 to adult


Available as ebook & paperbackFREE on #KindleUnlimited


mybook.to/KinginWaiting

Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King Richard III for children aged 10+, The Order of the White Boar and The King’s Man, and editor of Grant Me the Carving of My Name and Right Trusty and Well Beloved…, two anthologies of short fiction inspired by the king, sold in support of Scoliosis Association UK (SAUK). 

A third book in the ‘White Boar’ sequence, King in Waiting, is currrently available for pre-order and will be published on 17 September 2021, with the fourth, Sons of York, due out in 2022. Alex has also published a standalone timeslip novel for readers aged 10+, Time out of Time.

Alex’s books can be found on Amazon at:

myBook.to/WhiteBoar

mybook.to/TheKingsMan

mybook.to/KinginWaiting

mybook.to/WhiteBoarBooks1-2

mybook.to/TimeoutofTime

mybook.to/GrantMetheCarving

mybook.to/RightTrusty

My Facebook author page 

My Twitter handle  and Matthew Wansford’s

Instagram: AlexMarchantAuthor

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