J.P. Reedman was born in Canada but has lived in the U.K. for nearly 25 years.
Interests include folklore & anthropology, prehistoric archaeology (neolithic/bronze age Europe; ritual,burial & material culture), as well as The Wars of the Roses and other medieval eras.
Reedman is the author of two speculative archaeological fiction novels using a proto-King Arthur in the era of Stonehenge called 'STONE LORD' & 'MOON LORD,' and three very successful novels about Richard the Third, 'I, RICHARD PLANTAGENET' and 'Sacred King,' - the later being a unique fantasy based on Richard's death and return in 2012! A number of shorter works are also available on Kindle and in Print.
Reedman has completed a novel on Henry III's forgotten Queen, Eleanor of Provence ("My Fair Lady") published in September 2016, which went to the top of the Historical Fiction charts on Amazon over Christmas of that year, continuing to stay within the Top 10 of Historical Biography and Medieval Romance.
March 2017 saw the publication of "Mistress of the Maze - The Legend of Rosamund Clifford," telling the tale of this maligned and interesting medieval woman, who is set against the powerful Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine for the affections of King Henry II.
Along with "My Fair Lady," this will form part of a series of novels relating to spurned medieval women, with further works in the near future highlighting the lives of Eleanor of Brittany ("Captive Princess" - Release Date, early 2018) and Isadora of Angouleme.
Treading back on familiar ground, the author has published a mythologically-based, pagan Robin Hood novel called, "The Hood Game - Rise of the Greenwood King" with a sequel marked for Summer 2018. It is set to become a classic of the genre, especially for anyone old enough to remember Robin of Sherwood back in the 1980's.
"The Man Who Would be King" is once again set during the tumultuous times of the Wars of the Roses, and Richard III's court. Henry Stafford, the Duke of the title, is the duplicitous aid to Richard, and here gives his own account of his rise, and fall, ending at the block in Salisbury Marketplace ...
Just released, is "Blood of Roses" - a novella about King Edward IV's victories at Mortimer's Cross and Towton.