Book Giveaway: Ladies of Magna Carta

Giveaway results!

First of all, i would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway. There were 156 entries, which is truly incredible. But unfortunately there can be only one winnerAnd the winner is…Charlotte Clark.

Congratulations Charlotte. Thank you all for taking part and giving me such a confidence boost with your lovely comments.

If you do get your hands on a copy of Ladies of Magna Carta – or any of my books – do get in touch and I will send you a signed bookplate to pop in the front. Alternatively, I do have copies of all my books in stock if you’d like to purchase a signed and dedicated copy.

Love Sharon x

I realise that I haven’t done a giveaway in over a year. So, to celebrate the release of Ladies of Magna Carta in paperback in the UK this week, I thought I would do a giveaway. One signed copy of the brand spanking new paperback (it looks very pretty!) will go to the lucky competition winner.

Inspired by the lives of Matilda de Braose and Nichoaa de la Haye, My third book looks at the events surrounding the issuing of Magna Carta with a view to how it affected the women.

Praise for Ladies of Magna Carta:

“Sharon Bennett Connolly throws much needed light on the lives of the high-born women of thirteenth-century England…Connolly’s version of the first Plantagenets is superbly concise. No distractions or detours, hitting all the right nails on the head…Connolly’s book is an informative and delightful read about women aspiring to control their destiny against this backdrop, but their success or failure had less to do with Magna Carta than with the timeless principles of resourcefulness, determination and knowing how to skilfully handle the big guy. It’s these qualities that make their stories inspiring.”

Darren Baker, author of The Two Eleanors

“A well-researched and comprehensive study of the women who lived through, and were affected by, the Barons’ Revolt and the sealing of the Magna Carta. Ms Bennett Connolly has skilfully brought to the fore the lives of the women who have hitherto been hidden in the background. A must-read for anyone interested in this pivotal moment in English and Scottish history.”

Annie Whitehead, author of Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England

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 Ladies of Magna Carta, 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 Sunday 21 November.


My Books

Signed, dedicated copies of all my books are available, please get in touch by completing the contact me form.

Defenders of the Norman Crown: The Rise and Fall of the Warenne Earls of Surrey tells the fascinating story of the Warenne dynasty, of the successes and failures of one of the most powerful families in England, from its origins in Normandy, through the Conquest, Magna Carta, the wars and marriages that led to its ultimate demise in the reign of Edward III. Defenders of the Norman Crown: Rise and Fall of the Warenne Earls of Surrey is now available from Pen & Sword BooksAmazon in the UK and US and Book Depository.

1 family. 8 earls. 300 years of English history!

Also by Sharon Bennett Connolly:

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 in paperback and hardback from Pen & Sword,  Amazon and from Book Depository worldwide.

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.

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.


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32 thoughts on “Book Giveaway: Ladies of Magna Carta

  1. Nóra Goreczky 14/11/2021 / 09:45

    Sounds amazing, would love to win 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. dianewoodrow 14/11/2021 / 11:02

    I love that Sharon is writing about women in history, something that gets forgot too often but thankfully more and more people are seeing their importance. Really hope to win X

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Vikki 14/11/2021 / 11:33

    I visited Runnymede over the summer and was really disappointed about the lack of information available to read on site actually about the Magna Carta. For such an important location it really warrants a visitor centre perhaps including some of the ideas covered in this book. Although as usual it’s probably down to lack of funds.

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  4. Janice Harshbarger 14/11/2021 / 12:57

    I love your books. Most of the people you write about are my ancestors. I’d certainly value a signed copy of this one!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Rosalind Couchman 14/11/2021 / 14:52

    I am looking forward to reading “Ladies of Magna Carta” and would love a signed copy. Sharon makes history very interesting.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Moira Ford 14/11/2021 / 15:25

    I love your books but sadly this is one that I don’t have.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Dori Smith 14/11/2021 / 18:36

    I’ve been wanting to get the hardcover, but haven’t yet. I’ll settle for the paperback until I can get the hardcover!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Noreen 14/11/2021 / 21:51

    Please consider me in the drawing for “Ladies of Magna Carta”. I have your book “Silk and the Sword” and really like it. Thank you for your consideration.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Darlene Davis 15/11/2021 / 00:36

    I loved “Silk and the Sword: Ladies of the Norman Conquest”. Your new book on the “Ladies of the Magna Carta” sounds intriguing. I would love to win a copy!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Naomi 15/11/2021 / 11:36

    I love your books, they are so informative and well researched. Easy to read and hard to put down. A very interesting period of history.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Suzanne Marshall 15/11/2021 / 11:47

    Ditto all the above comments! Really love your books and the History Blog which I always look forward to reading. Would especially like a signed copy!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Kim Platon 15/11/2021 / 14:34

    I love how hard Sharon works to research her books. I really want a copy of the Magna Carta Ladies!!

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Alison 15/11/2021 / 16:10

    I love your works. Can’t wait to read “The Ladies of the Magna Carta”. The medieval world is so fascinating!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Andrea Hedgcock 16/11/2021 / 17:21

    Sounds so interesting! On my TBP list but to win a copy would be fab! Thanks for the chance.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. Anne G 17/11/2021 / 01:11

    I would love to win this fascinating book please.
    The women of history have been neglected for too long and it is great to see you rectifying this error.

    Liked by 1 person

  16. Julia Gasper 17/11/2021 / 16:27

    This does look a very exciting and important topic. The women who were there but are usually left in the shadows by history books.

    Liked by 1 person

  17. History Beth 18/11/2021 / 12:01

    Oh me me me please 😂

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Jodie Hiracheta 19/11/2021 / 07:48

    Thank you. I would love to read about the ladies in our past. I really hope I win.

    Liked by 1 person

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