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Update about Rosemary Morris

Rosemary Morris Historical Novelist

Multi-Published Author


There is a gigantic canvas for a historical novelist to choose from.

My romantic novels, rich in period detail, are set in the ever- popular Regency era, the reign of Charles II’s niece, Queen Anne Stuart, who reigned from 1702 to 1714, and in Edward II’s era.

I chose these periods because each one affected the course of history. If the Duke of Marlborough had not won The War of Spanish Succession, and Napoleon had defeated The Duke of Wellington at The Battle of Waterloo, the history of Britain and Europe would be different. Defeat would also have had far-reaching consequences for the rest of the world. If Edward II had triumphed at the Battle of Bannockburn, it is feasible that he would have conquered Scotland and, perhaps, as it is claimed, he would not have been murdered.

The more I read about my chosen eras the more fascinated I become, and the more aware of the gulf between the past and present. Those who lived in the past shared the same emotions as we do, but their attitudes and way of life were in many ways very different to ours. One of the most striking examples was the social position of women and children in in bygone ages.

My characters are of their time, not men, women and children dressed in costume who behave like 21st century people. Yet my protagonists are confronted with problems common today. For example, a traumatised soldier suffering from posttraumatic stress syndrome before the condition was diagnose, a penniless widow coming to terms with her tragic past, and a girl desperate to find out who her parents are.

Research sparks my imagination. The seeds of my novels are sown, and from them sprout the events, plots and themes which shape the characters’ lives.


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Early 18th Century novels: Tangled Love, Far Beyond Rubies, The Captain and The Countess

Loosely connected standalone Regency novels False Pretences. Sunday’s Child, Monday’s Child, Tuesday’s Child, Wednesday’s Child and Thursday’s Child, Friday’s Child, Saturday’s Child

Mediaeval Novel Yvonne Lady of Cassio. The Lovages of Cassio Book One. Book Two will be published in August, 2021.

The books are available from, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Good Reads, Kobo, Smash Words, Wallmart and other online retailers.

To read the first three chapters of my novels please visit


Lady of Cassio

Yvonne, Lady of Cassio

I am looking forward to the e-publication of my new novel Yvonne, Lady of Cassio, The Lovages of Cassio Volume One by Books We Love on the 9th May, 2017.

Back Cover

When Yvonne and Elizabeth, daughters of ruthless Simon Lovage, Earl of Cassio, are born under the same star to different mothers, no one could have foretold their lives would be irrevocably entangled.

Against the background of Edward II’s turbulent reign,  Yvonne, Lady of Cassio, contains imaginary and historical characters.

It is said the past is a foreign country in which things were done differently. Nevertheless, although that is true of attitudes, such as those towards women and children, our ancestors were also prompted by ambition, anger, greed, jealousy, humanity, duty, loyalty, unselfishness and love.

From early childhood, despite those who love her and want to protect her, Yvonne is forced to face difficult economic, personal and political circumstances, during a long, often bitter struggle.