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The Week In Reviews - An Interview With Debra Shiveley Welch

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I have studied Tudor history for over fifty years; the fascination for that era and the people who made up the family of Henry VIII has never waned. I used to say to people, “When I read about Henry VIII, his siblings or his wives, it isn’t as if I’m learning something; it’s more like I’m being reminded.”

Reminded indeed – so perhaps I wasn’t that surprised when I discovered through DNA analysis and genealogy that I am a direct descendant of Margaret Tudor, and therefore Mary Queen of Scotts. Henry VIII is my eighteen-time first cousin! So, I decided to visit my kin.

What fun! Within the following pages, you will travel with Bridget Littleton, a rich and beautiful young woman who, with the help of the Bermuda Triangle, is transported back in time to Tudor England.

Most of the book is fantasy, of course. Were it not, we’d all be paddling our way to Tudor times for a visit, but I have stuck to the basic facts of life in Tudor history. Yes, I have played with it a bit, but the basic facts are there.

I have also taken the liberty of using my not so royal ancestor John Lyttleton and his son Sir John Lyttleton whose wife was, in fact, named Bridget. I’m having such a good time!