Birthday Giveaway

Competition Closed

Competition is now closed and the draw has been made. The winner is… Lisa Graham. Thank you so much to everyone for taking part – there were over 300 entries! And thank you for the many wonderful birthday wishes. Apparently a ‘big’ birthday doesn’t feel as overwhelming when you have so many wonderful friends. THANK YOU!!!!

It’s my birthday!

Today is my birthday, and its one of those big ones with a ‘0’ on the end. I’m not going to say exactly, but here’s a few clues:

I’m not 40 or 60;

My son keeps telling me that I’m now a part of history;

and he keeps making sly remarks about half centuries.

So, you work it out…

Anyway, seeing as its such a big birthday, I thought it would be nice to celebrate with a giveaway, seeing as I haven’t done one in a while.

The Giveaway!

The giveaway is a signed and dedicated – for you or someone you love – hardback copy of one of my books. And its your choice of book You can choose from my first book, Heroines of the Medieval World. my second book Silk and the Sword: The Women of the Norman Conquest or the latest, Ladies of Magna Carta: Women of Influence in Thirteenth Century Europe.

It’s easy to enter!

The competition is open to everyone, wherever you are in the world. To win a signed and dedicated copy of one of my books, 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 Monday 12 October.

Good luck!


My Books

Ladies of Magna Carta: Women of Influence in Thirteenth Century England  looks into the relationships of the various noble families of the 13th century, and how they were affected by the Barons’ Wars, Magna Carta and its aftermath; the bonds that were formed and those that were broken. It is now available from Pen & SwordAmazon and from Book Depository worldwide.

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,  Amberley Publishing, Book Depository.

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 and Book Depository.


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©2020 Sharon Bennett Connolly

28 thoughts on “Birthday Giveaway

  1. Annette Stephenson 10/10/2020 / 09:25

    What a nice thing to do for your birthday. I would love to have a copy of Ladies of Magna Carta (I already have the other two.).

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  2. Barb Conry 10/10/2020 / 10:17

    Happy Birthday 50 is young still got a lot of live to live yet can’t wait to see who wins your birthday present

    Liked by 1 person

    • totalmelody 10/10/2020 / 14:11

      I have a few years on you and believe me it only gets better! Would love to be the lucky recipient of one of your books!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Andrew Howse 10/10/2020 / 10:27

    I live near Carcassonne in SW France and enjoy reading about the heroines among Cathar women. It’s about time that females were recognised for their formidable role throughout history. Thanks for what you do.

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  4. Anne R 10/10/2020 / 10:46

    Congrats on your birthday Sharon.
    I would be happy to win any of your books, they all sound fascinating.

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  5. María del Carmen Muñoz 10/10/2020 / 10:50

    Happy birthday Sharon!!! What a lovely idea is this of yours of giving one of your books as a present! I’m very interested in learning about the role of women in Medieval times. Thank you for contributing to highlight the importance of women in history, of those who are usually forgotten but whose presence is crucial. I would love to have one of your books!

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  6. carylblake 10/10/2020 / 11:03

    Happy birthday Sharon! Love your blog posts immensely and always look forward to the next one! I’ve already got Ladies of the Magna Carta – but I would love to have one of the others!!

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  7. Memarge 10/10/2020 / 11:18

    Hi, Sharon. Many of the women you write about are my ancestresses or related to me. Hope youhada lovely birthday!

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  8. Anna Kopycinska 10/10/2020 / 11:19

    Many happy returns, Sharon. Remember, you are still Middle Aged not Ancient yet! Love from Old Sarum xx

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  9. Barbara Long 10/10/2020 / 11:40

    Happy happy birthday. What a generous gesture to give away one of your books – as dear as children sometimes ! I really appreciate your writing.

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  10. gentillylace 10/10/2020 / 11:50

    Happy birthday, Sharon! Have an excellent birthday and a wonderful year! I would be honored to have one of your books.

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  11. Kathy Rose 10/10/2020 / 11:51

    I have read all your blogs and love your enthusiasm, detail and most interesting information on women in history. You bring them alive! However I have never been able to afford your books and have patiently waiting for them to come to our library. I am especially interested in Joan of Wales. Thank you again for your dedication to such an interesting piece of history. Kathy Roy

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  12. Andrea Hedgcock 10/10/2020 / 12:33

    What a lovely gesture on your birthday! Have a great time.

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  13. Jennifer Currie 10/10/2020 / 12:49

    Happy Birthday! Hope you can celebrate in some way!! And what a great thing to do for your fans. I would love a copy of your Ladies of Magna Carta. I have very recently bought Heroines of the Medieval World and can’t wait to read it!

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  14. Isabelle Mathieu 10/10/2020 / 12:50

    Happy birthday from Canada! Hope you’re having a great day! I would love to know more about Eleanor of Aquitaine, so I would pick Heroines of the Medieval World. Than you!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. totalmelody 10/10/2020 / 14:14

    Howdy and Happy Birthday from Texas! I have a “couple” years on you and believe me it only gets better! I would be thrilled to be the lucky recipient of one of your books.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. coleen561 10/10/2020 / 16:14

    Happy Birthday! Thanks for the giveaway. I already have your first two books, so I’ll keep my fingers crossed that I might win Ladies of Magna Carta! By the way, 50 is great! I’m 7 months from 60, and the thought of it makes me want to cry.

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  17. kmarten370551934 10/10/2020 / 16:17

    I LOVE your emails!I look forward to them! Thank you so much for the interesting and cool perspective on history and life! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Megan Rumpf 10/10/2020 / 20:54

    Happy birthday Sharon! I’m guessing you’re 50! Enjoy it don’t kids love to be pains in the behind!!? Lol
    I’m a big fan and I’ve read all but your last Book, ladies of the manga carta. Looking forward to it.
    God bless and again happy birthday!


  19. Samantha Higgins 10/10/2020 / 21:29

    Happy Birthday Sharon! I work in a medieval Priory and give tours and promote, etc and I rarely have many stories to tell that include WOMEN!! Let alone heroines so I’d love to receive your book and promote OUR history instead of just HIS-story?? I know it sounds cheesy but it’s true and I had to say it. Great prize. Keep up the good work!

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  20. Kate Parr 10/10/2020 / 22:29

    Happy Birthday! Would love to help celebrate by acquiring one of your books, thinking any of them would help with my research project on the English queens since the conquest but especially Silk & the Sword! (crosses fingers!)

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Full Throttle 11/10/2020 / 01:07

    HAPPY HAPPY TO YOU, Sharon! Heck, you don’t look a day over 29. Hope you’ve had FUN today!

    Liked by 2 people

  22. Richard Webb 11/10/2020 / 06:44

    Would love to wade into one of your books. Count me In.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. kathleen conibear 11/10/2020 / 07:42

    I was enlightened and intrigued by your book “Heroines of the Medieval World” and am eager to read another of your books.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. foodinbooks 11/10/2020 / 15:10

    Happiest of birthdays, Sharon! You continue to be one of my very favorite bloggers to read and follow!

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