12 Days of Christmas Mega Book Giveaway!

I’m absolutely thrilled to share that I’ll be hosting a Mega Book Giveaway in December.

This fortnight of fun is made possible by the generosity of the following wonderful historians and authors:

Starting on 1 December, I will post details of two giveaways per day, all open internationally! All you need to do to be in the running to win the daily giveaways is leave a comment after each individual post. Winners will be randomly selected and notified by email in early January.

Sound simple? That’s because it is! ‘Tis the season to be jolly after all and I know this will delight any Tudor/history enthusiast.

Some of our wonderful authors have also decided to write a guest post to accompany their giveaway, so there’ll be lots of interesting articles to read as well.

Be sure to visit On the Tudor Trail each day from 1-12 December to take part in the fun! Also, please join us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to ensure you don’t miss out any important updates and announcements.

Good luck and Merry Christmas!

The prizes on offer are:

Day 1

Sexuality and Its Impact on History: The British Stripped Bare by Hunter S. Jones

Autographed copy of Owen – Book One of The Tudor Trilogy by Tony Riches

Day 2

Autographed copy of Jane the Quene by Janet Wertman

Cranmer in a Nutshell by Beth von Staats and a Cape Cod themed gift

Day 3

Henry VIII: Unleash Your Inner Tudor by Andy Demsky/aka Henry VIII

So Great a Prince: England and the Accession of Henry VIII by Lauren Johnson

Day 4

Je Anne Boleyn Book pack by Sandi Vasoli

Queen of Martyrs: The Story of Mary I by Samantha Wilcoxson

Day 5

The Shadow Queen by Anne O’Brien

Elizabeth’s Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys Countess of Leicester by Nicola Tallis

Day 6

The Alchemist’s Daughter by Mary Lawrence

The Survival of the Princes in the Tower by Matt Lewis

Day 7

Winner’s choice! Select a book from the Margaret Beaufort Trilogy by Judith Arnopp

Colouring History: The Tudors by Natalie Grueninger & Kathryn Holeman

Day 8

House of Beaufort by Nathen Amin

Winner’s choice! Your choice of book from Claire Ridgway’s history collection

Day 9

Book Pack: Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots: The Life of King Henry VIII’s Sister, The Tudor Brandons and Lady Katherine Knollys by Sarah-Beth Watkins.

Memory of Midnight by Pamela Hartshorne

Day 10

The Light in the Labyrinth by Wendy J. Dunn

Thomas Cromwell by Tracy Borman

Day 11

Katherine Howard: A New History by Conor Byrne

Winner’s choice! Choose either Book pack 1: The Jezebel Effect & Henry VIII’s Health in a Nutshell or Book pack 2: Blood will Tell and Edward VI in a Nutshell by Kyra Kramer

Day 12

Book TBA by Toni Mount

Winner’s choice! Either Cor Rotto or The Raven’s Widow by Adrienne Dillard

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  1. Michael North says:

    Please extend my personal thanks to the many Authors for their generous gesture, and accept same for your forethought and equal generosity in making this seasonal gesture. Many thanks.

  2. Just reading this post has introduced me to some new authors whose work I can’t wait to read. Thank you for including me, Natalie.

  3. Cathy Brown says:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a book. It would be an honor to win any of these selections!

  4. Thank you so much to the authors giving away thier books! I just added a bunch to my growing wish list. I cant wait to read ther upcoming articles to! thank you On The Tudor Trail for always bringing us amazing things To read!

  5. This looks delightful! I just returned from my first trip to London and , seeing some of the places I have read about my whole life was deeply moving!

  6. What an amazing website, thank you for the opportunity to delve into our history , tudors have always been of interest to me as Catherine of Aragon was first buried in my town catherdral. as a child i remember visiting the site many times then blowing a raspberry at a carving of Henry.

  7. Wendy Jamieson-price says:

    What a fabulous treat, fingers and toes crossed

  8. Lynne Manton says:

    There are some excellent books here. Fingers crossed I get lucky!

  9. What a lovely idea 🙂

  10. Lynne Manton says:

    Beautiful books (and some of the comments are rather well written too).

  11. Judi Mackenzie says:

    What wonderful people! ?

  12. Elisabeth Millard says:

    What a great selection of books

  13. Yvonne Dulson says:

    I would love to win any of these.
    Happy Christmas

  14. Good Luck Everyone

  15. Amy Scott says:

    I am fascinated by the Tudors

  16. In it to win it

  17. Rachel Colclough says:

    Love to win this

  18. I have a few spaces left on my bookshelf. Please fix this problem for me.

  19. Phil Morris says:

    DAY 1 – Sexuality and its Impact on History: The British Stripped Bare. Will attempt to enter them all ! Thanks guys.

  20. Vesna Ivkovic says:

    So many good authors, would consider myself very lucky if I get one of these books. What a great idea. Good luck everyone.

  21. How wonderful!
    Please accept my gratitude and extend it to those brilliant authors for making such a grand gesture! <3

  22. Oh wow this is a great set of books, fingers crossed

  23. Hark the Herald Angels sing
    Christmas books are just the thing
    Two for an adult, one for a child,
    Peace on earth and mercy mild

  24. How generous 🙂 Fingers crossed

  25. Allan Dixon says:

    Very interesting prizes, it would be lovely to win .

  26. Joy Gordon says:

    How lovely it would be to win this for my brother

  27. Barbara Jones says:

    My husband might leave me if I keep adding books to the shelves, but I’m willing to risk it! ?

  28. Lauren Bee says:

    On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me……
    A new book book perhaps?

  29. Wow what an amazing Historical Selection, and a great start to day one with a fab prize fingers crossed

  30. Mrs Bowers says:

    lovely selection of books.
    Good Luck x

  31. Chris Smith says:

    Great prize!

  32. Hunter S. says:

    Thank you for featuring this book today, Natalie. It’s so nice to be part of such a fun event!
    All best wishes xoxo

  33. Thanks very much!

  34. Each single day I’ll try! Amazing!

  35. All these books seem very interesting and intriguing. Thank you

  36. Helen Thorpe says:

    Lovely prizes from a fascinating period in history (studied it for A level)

  37. I’ll be very happy to win one…two….three…four…five…six ofvthese!

  38. Jenny Brickdale says:

    This is so lovely. I am wanting to home school my daughter and having books such as these will make teaching her English and History so much easier and fun! We are very keen for her to know English history in depth and we have always found the Tudor period of English history so fascinating so we can also extend our knowledge, as well as hers, via these books. You are very generous so thank you.

  39. Carolyn Indermill says:

    I am basically a newly to genealogy. And this website and contest are so exciting! At 73 I am learning so many new (old) things! Enjoying every minute reading!

  40. Yolanda Davis says:

    wow, there’s some very interesting books on that list. Good luck everyone

  41. clare davies says:

    Would love to win for my lovely bookworm daughter please ( A level history student studying the Tudors) Thank you

  42. I would love to win one of these amazing books! Thank you to you and these wonderful authors for the amazing giveaways!!

  43. Fiona Foskett says:

    My daughter is studying the Tudors for her a levels, This is ideal x

  44. Michele Aripez says:

    Thank u crossing my fingers.

  45. Patricia Pattie says:

    This is so exciting! Thank you to all who are making this possible.

  46. I’d like to win one of these….I’ll try today too…who knows what may happen?

  47. Paola Cascone says:

    Good chance to win one of these and good idea to teach English literature in a different way in class

  48. andrea miles says:

    these books would certainly feed ny Tudor obsession

  49. Vicki Stapley says:

    Such a lovely giveaway, fingers crossed.

  50. Angela Sherman says:

    amazing prizes

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