Book signing event for new author

Posted by: Belinda Hargreaves

Thu 7th March 2024

A Derbyshire historian is set to launch her debut book.
Dannielle Burton, who lives in Alfreton, will be hosting the book launch at Masson Mills in Matlock on Saturday, March 16.
Danielle, who is also a history blogger, will be selling and signing copies of her book ‘Anthony Woodville: Sophisticate or Schemer.’
Danielle said: “Since the rediscovery of Richard III’s body in Leicester in 2013, there has been a renewed interest in the Wars of the Roses. The period is full of intrigue, battles, chivalry, you name it.
“The Woodville family are synonymous with this period, with Elizabeth Woodville marrying the Yorkist King Edward IV, for which the family has been given a grasping reputation.
“This can be applied to some members of the family, but not Elizabeth’s favourite sibling, Anthony Woodville. He stayed out of political wranglings, instead, choosing to be a diplomat, man of letters, patron to William Caxton (England’s first book printer), jouster and educator to his nephew, Edward, Prince of Wales.
“These roles meant that to a certain extent, Anthony has become lost to history. For this reason, I have been researching his life, culminating in my debut book entitled ‘Anthony Woodville: Sophisticate or Schemer.”
People are being invited to join Danielle for the launch of her debut book, which will also include a talk and book signing by the author, at the Visitor Centre at Masson Mills on Saturday, March 16, between 11am and 1pm.
Admission to the event is free and everyone is welcome. (Car park charges apply with one hour refunded with any purchase in the Visitor Centre).
Copies of Danielle’s book will be available to purchase at the event.
Danielle has a First in History and an MA in Public History and Heritage, both from the University of Derby.
With a lifelong passion for the Wars of the Roses and a Richard III Society member since the age of nine, Danielle specialises in unusual aspects of history from the fifteenth to nineteenth centuries.
She has worked in heritage, in both voluntary and paid capacities, since 2016 and is currently working in the Visitor Centre at Masson Mills.

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