Unfortunately, owing to various health issues suffered lately by me and my loved ones, I haven't been able to write a proper post this weekend. Hope to have one up sometime in the next few days. Just wanted to share the excellent news that the Edward II blog is now getting just under 40,000 visitors a month, which is absolutely thrilling! I remember years ago being elated when I reached an average of 100 visitors a day, and now I'm at twelve or thirteen times as many. THANK YOU, all of you, whether you're a regular reader or are here for the first time, for visiting and reading and for your support!
My book Edward II: The Unconventional King is still selling well, and will be available in paperback from January 2016. Thank you if you've bought it, and I do hope you enjoyed it! Even if you didn't, your feedback is still entirely welcome. My second book, working title Isabella of France: The Rebel Queen, is well underway - I'm up to the battle of Boroughbridge and Thomas of Lancaster's execution now - and should also be out next year. More info as and when.
And finally, today is 25 April and the feast day of St Mark the Evangelist, and the most important day in the year for me: Edward II's birthday! 731 years ago today, he was born to forty-two-year-old Eleanor of Castile in Caernarfon, North Wales. Happy Birthday, my lord king!