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Terry Breverton

About the Author:

Terry Breverton is a former businessman, consultant and academic and now a full-time writer. Terry has presented documentaries on the Discovery Channel and the History Channel. Terry is the author of many books for Amberley on many subjects, including: Owain Glyndwr, Richard III, Jasper Tudor, Owen Tudor, Tudor recipes, Henry VII, Welsh history and the First World War. He lives near Maesycrugiau in Carmarthenshire.

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Breverton’s First World War Curiosities

'The centenary of the start of the First World War has given rise to a plethora of books but this one concentrates on providing lots of interesting facts about all aspects of the war. [...] Its great benefit is that the chapters provide facts in bite size pieces of related information: The start of the war, the war at sea, the war on land, weapons, heroes and villains etc.' Federation of Family History Societies website, October 2014, Reviewed by John Treby

'What was a trench rabbit, Who was a ‘donkey walloper’ and Why did the Kaiser ban sausages? Find out the answers and much more in this handy compendium of little-known facts.' Family Tree magazine, November 2014

'The book is packed with over 300 pages of all sort of information and while it is not a title you could read from cover to cover; it is great to dip into.' WWI Centenary website, 4th November 2014

'Many books have been written to coincide with the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, but one of the handiest and most accessible must surely be First World War Curiosities. A Fascinating miscellany.' Evergreen Magazine, Autumn issue 2014 by Henry Hardcastle

'Breverton is to be commended for his works.' Britain At War, November 2014

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Tudors but Were Afraid to Ask

‘And yet, we all have those questions in the back of our minds about the Tudors which we’d all quite like the answers to. Did Anne Boleyn have six fingers on one hand? Was ‘Greensleeves’ really composed by Henry VIII? What is the historical significance of the nursery rhyme ‘Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?’ Take a look at this book and Terry Breverton will tell you all of the answers…’ Royal Central blog, 6th August 2014

'It’s packed with fascinating tidbits on the notorious Tudor monarchy.', 10th November 2014

'This entertaining book is divided into two parts. The first is largely a conventional and chronological account of the history of the Tudor family. The second part deals with the social side the 16th-century life and full of bite-sixed chunks of fascinating information.' Good Book Guide, December 2014

'A fantasic idea, one of the very best history books i've encountered!', December 2014

Terry Breverton, author of Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Tudors But Were Afraid to Ask, said that the state of British teeth declined due to imports of sugar from the New World. A foreign visitor had described Queen Elizabeth with “her lips narrow, and her teeth black”. Sunday Telegraph, 18th January 2015 article on Wolf Hall but author gets a small mention

'10 things you didn’t know about the Tudors - Think you’re well versed in the realities of Wolf Hall? Author Terry Breverton shares his insight into the most fascinating royal household in British history, the Tudors.' Britain Magazine website, 11th February 2015

'A great read for anyone intrigued by the most infamous British royal household.' Britain Magazine, March-April 2015 issue

Jasper Tudor: Dynasty Maker

'Jasper Tudor: Tudor Dynasty is by far my favourite book on this list. Why? Because it’s about time that we had a modern biography on the man who established the infamous Tudor dynasty! .... I urge readers to go and purchase a copy of this biography of the man who is often forgotten in history, yet was fundamental to the build-up and outcome of 1485. Without Jasper, the Tudors might never have reigned…’ Royal Central blog, 6th August 2014

'Jasper Tudor spent most of his adult life with the weight of the world on his shoulders.Terry Breverton joins us to discuss the man who saw the end of thise wars and helped shape the great Tudro dynasty, Jasper Tudor.', 16th September 2014 interview with the author by Olga Hughes

'This is the first biography of the real “kingmaker” of British history.' South Wales Guardian, 24th September 2014

Owain Glyndwr: The Story of the Last Prince of Wales

'Author Terry Breverton discusses the controversial, mythical and legendary Owain Glyndŵr, the Last prince of Wales.', 18th February 2015 by Olga Hughes

Richard III The King in the Car Park

'For more then hald a millennium, Richard III has divided historical opinion. In this book, Breverton goes back to contemporary evidence to place Richard in the context of his own time, but also questions the actions of Henry VII after he became king.' The Good Book Guide, March 2015 issue

'We might also say: if Game of Thrones is a game, what then is reality? What are “real people” like? Or possibly real aristocrats battling lethal rivals, most of whom are family members, since they are all so stunningly inbred. By mere chance, I happened to pick up Terry Breverton’s Richard III: The King in the Car Park, which attempts to explain why who was killing whom in the Wars of the Roses, and largely succeeds. (You have to pay close attention, because the bodies fall like snow.) “The Plantagenets had been their own worst enemies, killing nearly all claimants to the crown. Sons had rebelled against kings, brothers had fought brothers, wives had fought husbands, various Plantagenets had usurped the rightful monarch and so on. Plantagenet history is drenched in bloodshed and intrigue…” Those were real people. Lancaster and York, Lannister and Stark? Suggestive, at any rate. Kill or be killed was the watchword; without it, there would never have been a golden age of Elizabeth I, the Faerie Queene.' Observer, 22nd March 2015

'There are many interesting and well-written passages, espacially when digging into the characters of the protagonists and antagonists, building up a fascinating picture of this turbulent time in history. [...] This is a really interesting biography of a man whose name has become shrouded in mystery and is well worth a read.' All About History Magazine, May 2015, issue 25


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