The Queen of Falling

A short story about Catherine of Valois, the wife of Henry V, the mother of Henry VI and great-grandmother of Henry VIII.

Her marriage to a Welsh retainer, Owen Tudor, led to the foundation of a new dynasty.Yet despite her position at this fulcrum in history, she always seemed to shy away from centre stage.

cover of the book

She has a couple of scenes in Shakespeare, mainly consisting of jokes at her poor grasp of english. More recently, she's appeared in several historical novels maybe because her distaste for politics and emotional frailty resonate more powerfully with the modern reader.

sample page from the book

This is a modest little volume, made partly to check all the right accounts and configurations were in place to publish on different platforms.