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About Me...

Lauren Johnson is a historian specializing in the Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries – the age of the Hundred Years War, Wars of the Roses and the dawn of the Tudors.

These are the topics of her non-fiction books, So Great a Prince: England and the Accession of Henry VIII and Shadow King: The Life and Death of Henry VI.

Lauren is currently working on a biography of Margaret Beaufort, the survivor of the Wars of the Roses and matriarch of the Tudor dynasty (Head of Zeus, 2021).

Lauren has also written a historical novel, The Arrow of Sherwood, an AHRC-funded play and numerous articles.

She has worked in heritage for over a decade, primarily in the field of live, costumed historical interpretation.


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