Kate Sedley
Kate Sedley is the pen name of Brenda Margaret Lilian Honey Clarke, who writes historical fiction and historical mystery novels. Originally from Bristol, England, Kate attended The Red Maids’ School in Westbury-on-Trym. She is well-regarded for her meticulous research and her engaging writing style. Kate is married with a son and daughter.

Kate Sedley became a published author in 1969 with the novel The Kingmaker (as by Brenda Honeyman). She began writing as Brenda Clarke in 1978 with Glass Island. Finally, she adopted her Kate Sedley pen name with the advent of her Roger the Chapman character in 1991 with her novel Death and the Chapman. Below is a list of Kate Sedley’s books in order of when they were originally published:

Publication Order of In The Shadow Of The Throne Books


The Warrior King(1967) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Richmond and Elizabeth(1970) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Roger The Chapman Books


Death and the Chapman(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Plymouth Cloak(1992) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Hanged Man(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Holy Innocents(1994) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Eve of Saint Hyacinth(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Wicked Winter(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Brothers of Glastonbury(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Weaver's Inheritance(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Saint John's Fern(1999) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Goldsmith's Daughter(2001) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lammas Feast(2002) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nine Men Dancing(2003) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Midsummer Rose(2004) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Burgundian's Tale(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Prodigal Son(2005) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Three Kings of Cologne(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Green Man(2008) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Dance of Death(2009) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wheel of Fate(2010) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Midsummer Crown(2011) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Tintern Treasure(2012) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Christmas Wassail(2013) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels


The Kingmaker(1969) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Brother Bedford(1972) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Good Duke Humphrey(1973) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
King's Minions(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Queen and Mortimer(1974) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Edward the Warrior(1975) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All the King's Sons(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Golden Griffin(1976) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
At the King's Court(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The King's Tale(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Macbeth, King of Scots(1977) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Emma, The Queen(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Glass Island(1978) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Harold of the English(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Lofty Banners(1979) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Far Morning(1982) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
All Through the Day(1983) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Rose in May(1984) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Three Women(1985) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Winter Landscape(1986) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Under Heaven(1988) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Equal Chance(1989) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sisters and Lovers(1990) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beyond the World(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Riches of the Heart(1991) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Durable Fire(1993) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sweet Auburn(1995) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Richard Plantagenet(1997) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Last of the Barons(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Royal Alliance(1998) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
For King and Country(2006) Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Notes: The Hanged Man is also known as The Weaver’s Tale. The Warrior King was originally published as Harry the King. The In the Shadow of the Throne series was written as Brenda Honeyman.

The Kingmaker, Brother Bedford, Good Duke Humphrey, King’s Minions, Queen and Mortimer, Edward the Warrior, All the King’s Sons, Golden Griffin, At the King’s Court, The King’s Tale, Macbeth, King of Scots, Emma, The Queen and Harold of the English were written as Brenda Honeyman.

Glass Island, The Lofty Banners, Far Morning, All Through the Day, A Rose in May, Three Women, Winter Landscape, Under Heaven, Equal Chance, Sisters and Lovers, Beyond the World, Riches of the Heart, A Durable Fire, Sweet Auburn, Richard Plantagenet, Last of the Barons and A Royal Alliance were written as Brenda Clarke.

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Kate Sedley Synopsis: Last of the Barons is a standalone novel by Brenda Clarke. Richard Nevill, Earl of Warwick is descended from kings, although not in direct line of succession for the crown. However, he sees himself as the best man for that job. Warwick’s life ends up degenerating into a struggle for political power – a struggle that eventually leads him to the fatal field of Barnet.


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