Welcome to History in the Court 2023

Over the past few years, historical fiction and non-fiction has experienced an incredible surge in popularity, captivating long-term readers of the genre and drawing in a variety of new readers.
This genre has evolved, capturing the imaginations of both avid history enthusiasts and fiction lovers alike through enigmatic re-tellings, vivid explorations of untouched historical moments and places, and a huge range of important and diverse stories.
In light of this remarkable growth and with the success of our recent Fantasy in the Court event, we are thrilled to announce the return of History in the Court on the 5th October 2023.
Set in the enchanting Cecil Court, we want to unite passionate readers, talented authors, and dedicated publishers, creating a space for celebration of this beloved genre. Look forward to meeting your favourite authors, receiving goodie bags and meeting some of the team behind your favourite bookshop, Goldsboro Books.



Now introducing the confirmed attending authors...

Lucinda Hawksley: Get to know the lives and works of historical figures as Lucinda Hawksley’s narratives shed light on the art, culture and creativity that have helped shape our modern world.

Costanza Casati: Embark on a journey with characters that defy convention, as Costanza Casati brings to life the stories of those who challenged societal norms and left their mark on history.

Melissa Fu: Experience history through the lens of those who often go unheard, as Melissa Fu uncovers the untold stories of women whose courage and resilience defied the odds.

Ben Kane: March alongside the warriors of old, as Ben Kane skilfully resurrects ancient battles and epic clashes, making history’s heroes and their struggles leap off the page.

W. C. Ryan: Get ready for a haunting journey through history’s mysteries, where W. C. Ryan masterfully blends the eerie and the enigmatic, leaving your timbers shivered and your spines tingled.

Jennifer Saint: Delve into mythology and legend with Jennifer Saint’s spellbinding stories that intertwine the threads of ancient tales, breathing new life into timeless stories.

Elizabeth Fremantle: Enter the courts of royalty and the chambers of power, where Elizabeth Fremantle’s narratives reveal the hidden intrigues and passions that shaped kingdoms and destinies.

SJ Parris: Get ready to be transported to historical mysteries that will keep you on the edge of your seat!

Stacey Thomas: Uncover hidden stories and lesser-known events that have left their mark on history, illuminating the past in a whole new light.

Suzie Edge: Immerse yourself in tales of ancient kingdoms, brave warriors and epic adventures that will make history unforgettable.

Charles Earl Spencer: Explore the annals of royalty, intrigue and power as we journey through the corridors of history’s grand palaces.

Kate Griffin: Dive into the realms of magic and history intertwined, where sorcery meets the events that shaped our world.

Anna Mazzola: Immerse yourself in gripping mysteries that will transport you to the heart of historical enigmas, challenging your wits and captivating your imagination.

Dan Jones: Discover history like never before through engaging narratives that make the past come alive with every turn of the page.

Essie Fox: Prepare yourself for spine-tingling tales that blur the lines between history and the supernatural, leaving you captivated by the eerie whispers of the past, echoing throughout the present.

Abir Mukherjee: Traverse continents and eras with stories that bridge cultures, capturing the essence of diverse worlds as they collide and shape the course of history.

Mandy Robotham: Embark on a journey through the pages of history with characters whose lives intersect with monumental events, evoking a spectrum of emotions that will resonate long after the last word.

Paul Fraser Collard: March onto the battlefields of history with characters who courage and determination mirror the heroes of yesteryears, reliving epic struggles through masterful storytelling.

Elodie Harper: Immerse yourself in the lush tapestries of historical settings, with narratives that intertwine lives and destines, weaving a spellbinding web of interconnected stories.

Gill Paul: Experience history’s most iconic moments through the eyes of those who lived them, as Gill Paul weaves tales of love, resilience and human connection against a backdrop of historical upheavals.

Sean Lusk: Dive into historical mysteries that will challenge your wit and captivate your curiosity, as you untangle enigmas from the past alongside unforgettable characters.

Laura Shepherd-Robinson: Unravel historical mysteries and conspiracies through Laura Shepherd-Robinson’s intricate storytelling, immersing yourself in suspense and secrets.

Conn Iggulden: Relive epic battles and legendary stories as Conn Iggulden paints vivid portraits of history’s heroes, plunging you into their triumphs and tribulations.

Susan Stokes-Chapman: Explore the natural world as it intertwines with history through Susan Stokes-Champan’s evocative tales, offering a unique perspective on the past.

Laura Purcell: Journey into the shadows of history with Laura Purcell’s haunting tales, where the past takes on an eerie and enthralling life that will linger in your thoughts.

Rosie Andrews: Prepare to be enchanted by narratives that whisk you through history’s corridors, unveiling untold tales that and hidden viewpoints that will leave you utterly captivated.

Vaseem Khan: Traverse continents and cultures with Vaseem Khan’s engaging narratives that weave mystery and intrigue into vibrant settings from around the world.

Sophie Keetch: Discover the remarkable stories of women who have shaped history with Sophie Keetch’s narratives that celebrate their achievements and contributions.

A. J. West: Delve into gripping historical mysteries that will challenge your intellect and keep you guessing until the very last page.

Caroline Lamond: Step into the shoes of characters from eras gone by, as they navigate the intricacies of life, love and society’s ever-changing norms.

Leonora Nattrass: Uncover forgotten stories and hidden voices from history, shedding light on the untold tales that have shaped our world.

Robert Dinsdale: Immerse yourself in enchanting narratives that seamlessly blend history and fantasy, creating worlds where the past and magical collide.

Anita Frank: Brace yourself for chilling tales that intertwine the supernatural with historical settings, sending shivers down your spine the further you read on.

Louise Hare: Experience the vibrant tapestry of history through the eyes of characters who navigate the challenges of their time, leaving an indelible mark on the world.

Clare Whitfield: Plunge into stories that unlock the secrets and deceptions of the secrets and deceptions of the past, reminding us that history’s echoes continue to shape our present.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When and where is the event taking place?

History in the Court is taking place on the 5th October at Goldsboro Books London (23-27 Cecil Court, WC2N4EZ) from 5.00pm-9.00pm.

2. How can I purchase tickets for the event?

Tickets are available at this link: buy tickets here

3. What is the cost of admission?

Tickets are £5 but will be redeemable against the cost of a book on the night.

4. Will there be food and beverages available?

There will be drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) available throughout the event, and some snacks.

5. Which authors are attending?

Attending authors are:

Abir Mukherjee, AJ West, Anita Frank, Anna Mazzola, Ben Kane, Caroline Lamond, Charles Earl Spencer, Clare Whitfield, Conn Iggulden, Costanza Casati, Dan Jones, Elizabeth Fremantle, Elodie Harper, Essie Fox, Gill Paul, Jennifer Saint, Kate Griffin, Laura Purcell, Laura Shepherd-Robinson, Leonora Nattrass, Louise Hare, Lucinda Hawksley, Mandy Robotham, Melissa Fu, Paul Fraser Collard, Robert Dinsdale, Rosie Andrews, Sean Lusk, SJ Parris, Sophie Keetch, Stacey Thomas, Susan Stokes-Chapman, Suzie Edge, Vaseem Khan, and WC Ryan.

6. Can I get a refund if I can't attend the event?

If you have purchased a ticket but can no longer attend, please contact our lovely team at enquiries@goldsborobooks.com and they can assist you with a refund.

7. Will there be signed books or merchandise available?

There will be copies of all the confirmed attending authors available for purchase as well as many other goodies to be expected on the night!