Blog Tour – Heroines of the Medieval World


Monday 30th October to Sunday 12th November saw me embark on a mammoth Blog Tour for Heroines of the Medieval World. For two weeks I visited some fabulous blogs, sharing articles, excerpts, interviews and reviews of Heroines of the Medieval World.

To Catch up on the Tour:

Day 1 – Monday 30th October

Casting Light Upon the Shadow

The fabulous Annie Whitehead started off the tour with a real treat; a review of the extract on the earliest of my Heroines, Æthelflæd, Lady of Mercia, daughter of Alfred the Great and scourge of the Danes.

Day 2 – Tuesday 31st October

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Sarah Bryson Author

Sarah Bryson welcomed me to her blog with my article on two women who changed things for the better, but in very different ways. In Heroines Without a Sword I discuss the lives of St Margaret of Scotland and Maud de Braose.


Day 3 – Wednesday 1st November

History Refreshed

Susan Higginbotham kindly hosted an extract from my chapter on Scandalous Heroines with the story of Joan, Lady of Wales, daughter of King John and wife of Llywellyn the Great.

Day 4 – Thursday 2nd November

The Henry Tudor Society

I dropped by Nathen Amin’s fabulous Henry Tudor Society blog with All For Love, comparing the love stories of Katherine Swynford and her granddaughter Joan Beaufort, Queen of Scotland.

Day 5 – Friday 3rd November

The Writing Desk

I visited Tony Riches’ blog, The Writing Desk, with an extract on St Julian of Norwich from Chapter 2 of Heroines of the Medieval World : Heroines in Religion.

Day 6 – Saturday 4th November

Medieval Archives

Medieval Archives are hosting an extract from Chapter 11: Literary Heroines giving you a glimpse of the story of saint and mystic, Hildegard of Bingen.

Day 7 – Sunday 5th November

A double treat; Kristie had written a fabulous review of Heroines of the Medieval World – I was smiling all day – and as an extra treat shared an excerpt on Anne of Kiev, queen of France, from Chapter 9: Women Who Ruled.

Day 8 – Monday 6th November

Stephanie Churchill

Read a fabulous, fun interview with Stephanie, telling you a little about myself, my research and motivation for writing Heroines of the Medieval World.

Day 9 – Tuesday 7th November

Lil’s Vintage World

A fabulous, You Tube video review of Heroines of the Medieval World. “This book is the depiction of women’s history, if you say ‘if you love women’s history, then you have to get this book…. The writing is … really addictive”.

Day 10 – Wednesday 8th November

The Review

Giveaway time! The Review is hosting an extract on Nicholaa de la Haye from Chapter 8: Warrior Heroines. And there is a signed copy of Heroines of the Medieval World to be won! Simply click on the link above, leave a comment at The Review, to get your name in the draw. Good luck!

It’s not too  late – the prize draw is open until Wednesday 15th November. So just click on the link.

Day 11 – Thursday 9th November

The History Geeks

I have dropped by the History Geeks Facebook page with an article on The Heroines Who Refused to be Left Out.

Day 12 – Friday 10th November

his story, her story

The wonderful Amy Licence hosted an extract on Joan of Kent from Chapter 4: Scandalous Heroines.

Day 13 – Saturday 11th November

S.J.A. Turney’s Books and More

A wonderfully honest review of Heroines of the Medieval World from the author of the Marius Mules books:

Bravo to Sharon for her depth of work.

In short, this is a very accessible and informative book that should appeal not only to the serious student or researcher into the subject but to anyone with an interest in the Medieval world and/or the role of women in history.

Day 14 – Sunday 12th November

The final day of the Blog Tour is hosted by Sandra Alvarez at the amazing website,, with an extract on little Princess Gwenllian from Chapter 7: Captive Heroines.

An Extra Treat

Thank you to Prue Batten for making me think really hard to come up with my all-time Top Ten Desert Island Books – it’s harder than you think, but I think I came up with a good selection of oldies and newbies.


I would like to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who took part in the tour, read the articles or bought the book. Your support and encouragement has been very much appreciated.

Remember, if you would like to win a signed copy, the competition at The Review runs until Wednesday 15th November, so just leave a comment on their blog to be in with a chance of winning.


To Buy the Book:

Heroines of the Medieval World,  is now available in hardback in the UK from both Amberley Publishing and Amazon UK and worldwide from Book Depository. It is also available on Kindle in both the UK and USA and will be available in Hardback from Amazon US from 1 May 2018.

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©2017 Sharon Bennett Connolly

5 thoughts on “Blog Tour – Heroines of the Medieval World

  1. Michael P. Schenk 30/10/2017 / 13:30


    This is awesome, can’t wait to get your book in the States! The very best on your tour!

    Michael P. Schenk


  2. foodinbooks 30/10/2017 / 14:33

    So exciting! Congratulations. I’m very excited to read your book – keeping an eye out for it to be on here in the U.S.


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