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The main purpose of the Queens-
Marilyn Roberts was born in North Lincolnshire and has lived there for the greater
part of her life. She was educated at Didsbury College, Manchester, and the University
of Hull, from where in the 1970’s she was awarded a Master’s degree in the History
and Politics of the Administration of Education in England and Wales. She was forced
to take early retirement because of ill health in the 1990’s and has since embarked
on a new career as a writer and lecturer and is also a Collections Care Co-
Marilyn’s major area of research, The Mowbray Legacy, initially intended for local interest only, has attracted attention from many parts of the world. This book was fully revised and reprinted in 2012 and we are confident that, beginning as it does with the Norman Conquest and ending with the death in 1481 of Lady Anne Mowbray, the last of her line and child bride of one of the Princes in the Tower, it is unique in offering an overview of the entire dynasty, ancestors of the Howard Dukes of Norfolk.
Our current publications include:
The Mowbray Legacy
The story of one of England’s greatest medieval families
Anne Mowbray – The High and Excellent Princess
The story of the five-
Trouble in Paradise
Queen Katherine Howard, the Dowager Duchess and Norfolk House, Lambeth
The Bare Bones of Queen Victoria’s Family Trees
The children and grandchildren
British Royal Family Trees
The Bare Bones of English History -
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Research on Mowbray London connections has led to two further books, which were at
first intended as appendices to The Mowbray Legacy, but became too big for that purpose.
The first, published in the autumn of 2013, is concerned with the last member of
the family, Lady Anne Mowbray, who as a five-
In May 2013 Marilyn appeared as a guest speaker on the Alison Weir Lancaster and
York tour when she guided participants around the area in East London where Anne
Mowbray’s remains had been found in 1964. In June she was invited to speak on The
Six Wives of Henry VIII tour, drawing comparisons between Gainsborough Old Hall,
where Katherine Howard stayed in 1541, and Norfolk House, Lambeth, where she had
lived with her step-
Although concerned mostly with the history of medieval and Tudor England, Marilyn Roberts has also carried out extensive research on the lives of the children and grandchildren of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, which can be found in The Bare Bones of Queen Victoria’s Family TreTrees, published in 2012. We are proud to have been invited to supply this book to Gift Shops on the royal estate at Sandringham.
There are other projects in the pipeline – some, but not all, will be further offshoots from the original Mowbray Legacy.
I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Fisk Printers in Hull, and especially Andy Gill, who has a great deal more patience with my frequent changes of mind than I deserve. Thanks again, Andy!