Mother’s Day Giveaway

Competition Closed: And the winner is Carolyn Hester

Sunday 22nd March 2020 is Mother’s Day in the UK this year and what better way to celebrate the 1st birthday of the paperback of Heroines of the Medieval World, than a giveaway for everyone’s favourite Heroine – MUM?!?!

“As Connolly ably demonstrates, knowing about these fascinating women is essential to filly understanding medieval Europe.” (Publishers Weekly)

About Heroines of the Medieval World

Heroines come in many different forms, and it is no less true for medieval heroines. They can be found in all areas of medieval life; from the dutiful wife and daughter to religious devotees, warriors and rulers. What makes them different compared to those of today are the limitations placed on them by those who directed their lives – their fathers, husbands, priests and kings. Women have always been an integral part of history, although when reading through the chronicles of the medieval world, you would be forgiven if you did not know it. We find that the vast majority of written references are focussed on men. The chronicles were written by men and, more often than not, written for men. It was men who ruled countries, fought wars, made laws and treaties, dominated religion and guaranteed – or tried to guarantee – the continued survival of their world. It was usually the men, but not all of them, who could read, who were trained to rule and who were expected to fight, to defend their people and their country…

And don’t worry, the offer is open worldwide – even if it isn’t Mother’s Day for you just yet.

It’s easy to enter!

To win a signed copy of Heroines of the Medieval World dedicated to a heroine of your choice – your mum, aunt, sister, grandmother, daughter or yourself (I won’t judge!), or someone else’s mum – for Mother’s Day, simply leave a comment below or on my Facebook page and I will include you in the prize draw.

The draw will be made on Wednesday 18th March, so you should get the book in time for the big day.

Good luck!


My Books

Coming soon! 

Ladies of Magna Carta: Women of Influence in Thirteenth Century England will be released in the UK on 30 May 2020 and is now available for pre-order from Pen & SwordAmazon UK and from Book Depository worldwide. It will be released in the US on 2 September and is available for pre-order from Amazon US.

Also by Sharon Bennett Connolly:

Silk and the Sword: The Women of the Norman Conquest traces the fortunes of the women who had a significant role to play in the momentous events of 1066.  Available now from Amazon UK,  Amberley Publishing, Book Depository and Amazon US.

Heroines of the Medieval World tells the stories of some of the most remarkable women from Medieval history, from Eleanor of Aquitaine to Julian of Norwich. Available now from Amberley Publishing and Amazon UK, Amazon US and Book Depository.


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©2020 Sharon Bennett Connolly 

17 thoughts on “Mother’s Day Giveaway

  1. Di 14/03/2020 / 09:00

    Great idea Sharon. I would buy it for my mum if she were still around. Hope someone’s mum gets a nice surprise. Xx

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Debbie Clapham 14/03/2020 / 09:06

    Great idea! Selfishly I’d like it for myself!!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. gentillylace 14/03/2020 / 09:35

    I think my mom (80 years old, completely bedbound, and who has been in the hospital since Wednesday, March 11) might enjoy this book — but I want to read it too! 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Carole Whelan 14/03/2020 / 10:38

    I cannot imagine the fortitude and strength that my medieval women ancestors must have possessed… very grateful and proud…thanks for the research.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Lou Darst 14/03/2020 / 11:28

    Thanks for the opportunity! Happy Mother’s Day everyone!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. ronluther48 14/03/2020 / 12:14

    The women of Medieval Europe, the Heroines have long fascinated me. These women show the power and influence they had and continue to have changing history

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Carlyce Skjervem 14/03/2020 / 12:33

    I would love to receive this book!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Mrs Janice Brown 14/03/2020 / 13:11

    What a lovely idea – thank you!
    (Now keeping my fingers crossed)

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Sheila Donnelly 14/03/2020 / 13:31

    I so enjoy your emails and all the books. As a woman I have always been amazed at how our female ancestors loved, fought, taught and died. All for future generations of women which at their time of living they were just surviving in a brutal world for them. Thank you for the opportunity to learn more about such courageous women.

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  10. Rebecca Goddard 14/03/2020 / 15:54

    Thank you for such a generous opportunity! I wish I still had my mother, she and I had many wonderful conversations on historical peoples, and she would have loved this book!


  11. Jessica Sparks 14/03/2020 / 15:56

    Love this idea!!! Such a sweet thoughtful person you are and very talented!


  12. Elizabeth Warlund 14/03/2020 / 16:20

    My Mom has been dead fro years. She loved historical books. I am sure she would want me to have a cope of your book! (I live in Canada .)

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Maggy Watkins 14/03/2020 / 22:31

    I am in awe of the strength and bravery of these medieval women and the hardships they had to live through. I would love a copy of your book and think this is such a wonderful idea

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Robert Richardson 14/03/2020 / 22:43

    My heroine is Anne Askew my 12th Great grandmother who endured the rack to protect her friends which included the Queen Catherine Parr. She then was burnt at the stake because of her beliefs. She has been well documented as to her personal courage and amazing strength of character which I believe few men could have matched.

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  15. Jean Macdonald 16/03/2020 / 18:13

    At last the unsung heroines have a voice – and such an informed lyrical one at that!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Annette M. Gomez 17/03/2020 / 04:49

    Hi! If I were to win your book I’d dedicate it to all the the Grandmothers of the Aaniishinabe (Ojibwe Indigenous tribe) and of course all my female relatives who have come before me.
    Love you all! My favorite heroine from history would be Eleanor of Aquitaine, Grace O’Mally, Pohaha, Boudicca.. and all strong women who dared to be themselves.
    Thank you for entering me.. Win or no, I hope to be happily reading it soon.

    Liked by 1 person

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