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About alexmarchantblog

A Ricardian since a teenager, and following stints as an archaeologist and in publishing, Alex now lives and works in King Richard’s own country, not far from his beloved York and Middleham

Children in Read 2021 – in aid of BBC’s #ChildreninNeed

Some fantastic news! This year’s Children in Read auction of books for BBC’s #ChildreninNeed only opened yesterday, and it’s already raised more than £5,000! I’m delighted to say I have two books on offer (in two different categories this year). … Continue reading

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Five days to go … #KinginWaiting #PublicationDay

“Once past the timber and plaster sides of the shops, this score led steeply down through brick and flint walls. Its floor was laid with small cobbles and Storm’s hooves clattered as he trotted beside his lordship. Alys glanced back … Continue reading

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Six days to go … #PublicationDay #KinginWaiting

“I lay there, motionless, while the thudding of hooves passed in the lane, only yards away. The reek of sweat – of men and horses – drifted to me on the chill air. Harness jingled. Then horseshoes scraped on icy … Continue reading

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Sharon Kay Penman and her ‘lifelong companion’, Richard III

After the sad news earlier this year of the death of Sharon Kay Penman, author of ‘The Sunne in Splendour’, I heard the very welcome news this weekend that her archive has been donated to (and readily accepted by) the … Continue reading

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Barnet Medieval Festival – 550th anniversary!

In just six days time, all being well, I’ll be reading from and selling my books (and those of other authors) at Barnet Medieval Festival. !It’s been three years since my last visit (my very first stall at a battle … Continue reading

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‘The Lost King’ – first picture and full details

Over the past few days, I’ve made an exciting announcement of my own (see https://alexmarchantblog.wordpress.com/2021/08/31/king-in-waiting-cover-reveal-and-now-available-for-pre-order/), but today’s via the Richard III Society no doubt tops that! It brings more news of a film project that has been long awaited by … Continue reading

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‘King in Waiting’ – cover reveal! And now available for pre-order…

I’m delighted to reveal the cover for King in Waiting – at last! As with the previous books in The Order of the White Boar sequence, this has been designed by the very talented Ollie Bennett of MoreVisual. I hope … Continue reading

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‘It’s a small world’ – or is it? Meeting a fellow ‘Ewellian’!

‘It’s a small world!’ I’ve often said that on my travels, even if I don’t really believe it. It is of course a very large world we live on, and crammed full of fantastic places and people, most of which … Continue reading

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Future plans: Middleham, Barnet and York

On this day, when the focus of most Ricardians is on the sad events of 536 years ago – when King Richard III and many others lost their lives at the battle that became known as Bosworth – it’s been … Continue reading

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Remembering Richard III

22 August 1485 Remember before God Richard III, King of England, and those who fell at Bosworth Field having kept faith. Requiescat in Pace Loyaulte me lie Alex Marchant is author of two books telling the story of the real King … Continue reading

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