Here you can find information on the books and articles that I have published.
Joan of Navarre was the richest woman in the land, at a time when war-torn England was penniless.
Eleanor Cobham was the wife of a weak king’s uncle and her husband was about to fall from grace.
Jacquetta Woodville was a personal enemy of Warwick the Kingmaker, who was about to take his revenge.
Elizabeth Woodville was the widowed mother of a child king, fighting Richard III for her children’s lives.
In Royal Witches, Gemma Hollman explores the lives of these four unique women, looking at how rumours of witchcraft brought them to their knees in a time when superstition and suspicion was rife.
- Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle: the long history of women being demonised for marrying into the royal family – Stylist Magazine – Exploring how the media attention on modern British Royal Women ties in with the persecution of the women in Royal Witches
- Medieval royal witches: from Elizabeth Woodville to Queen Joan of Navarre – BBC History Extra – From fertility potions and love charms to evil spells designed to kill kings of England, certain types of magic became associated with royal women during the Middle Ages. Author and medievalist Gemma Hollman investigates…
- Politics and Witchcraft: How powerful women were not immune – Inside History Magazine – How royal women were an easy target for witchcraft accusations
- Tales of Witchcraft and Treason – Cotswold Life – about the rise and fall of Eleanor Cobham, Duchess of Gloucester
- Ask the author: Gemma Hollman on Royal Witches – The History Press – about the process of writing Royal Witches
- Guest Interview with Gemma Hollman, Author of Royal Witches: From Joan of Navarre to Elizabeth Woodville – Tony Riches Blog – giving writing advice and the process of writing