About the Author:
Teresa Cole was a teacher for many years before turning to writing. She is the author of Henry V: The Life of the Warrior King & the Battle of Agincourt 1415 (“Cole understands the importance of drama … a thorough account of Henry’s life” – History of War Magazine), and three books about the Normans – The Norman Conquest: William the Conqueror’s Subjugation of England, After the Conquest: The Divided Realm 1066-1135, and Anarchy: The Darkest Days of Medieval England. She says, “The breakthrough for me with history came when I realised you could read the accounts left by people living at the time, even those written a thousand years ago. I use many of these accounts in my books, though, as a trained lawyer, always being aware that such witness statements may be biased, corrupt or contradictory. At the very least they let you into the mindset of those living through events we call ‘history’.” In a new departure, her latest book, Harry of England, looks at the lives and achievements of the eight kings of England who have borne the name Henry.