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The Curious Childhood of Henry VIII

A project in Bordeaux, France by Bena Stutchbury

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Book One - Prince of Misadventure
Backers: 56
Average Pledge Per Backer: €75

Funded: €4,179 of €3,700
Dates: Dec 24th -> Jan 21st (28 days)
Project By: Bena Stutchbury
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They say 'Behind every great man, there is a great woman' - in my case, 'Behind every great sister, is a great brother.'!!

January 20th - via: kickstarter.com
A quick update to point out that my brother Oliver noticed that I said my novel was 120,000 pages instead of 120,000 words.... Thank you Ollie! Sorry about that. One of my weaknesses is that I forget to check things when I am excited. This is why a... (Read More)

SALE, SALE, SALE- 24 hours to go! Please enjoy half price offers... its now or never!!

January 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello friends, backers, soon-to-be readers, and KIckstarter browers who are reading this as my campaign has moved to the Nearly Ended pile! With around 24 hours to go, I have reached my campaign target thanks to the likes of you. But it isn't over... (Read More)

Launch party

January 15th - via: kickstarter.com
I now have four guests.... come on guys! 26th March, Peter Pan statue at 12 midday and we can take it from there. Those who buy a ticket get to ride in the horse-drawn carriage and hand out fortune cookies to the populace of London, the others can... (Read More)

One last message.

January 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello friends, backers, and all those other people who might read this in the next few days before my campaign closes. I know I have reached my target figure and that the momentum has slackened to the point of being in the doldrums,  but there is no... (Read More)

Update on progress.

January 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers, friends - and those who are teetering on pledging some money. Please don't turn away just because I reached my Kickstarter goal. Obviously, I am delighted to have got this far and to have succeeded in getting funding, but I am still... (Read More)

I have reached my target - with 10 days to go! Thank you all for your support!!

January 10th - via: kickstarter.com
Wow! I am blown away! I have reached my funding goal and can move on to the next stage of self-publishing my novel. Don't walk away though, there are tickets to the Mad Hatter style book launch. I am looking at renting a horse drawn 8 to 10 person... (Read More)

Twelve days to go and 330 euros left to raise - Can you help?

January 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello to friends, backers and supporters and anyone else browsing Kickstarter. I am SO close to realizing my dream of self-publishing my debut novel about the childhood of Henry VIII and to date, have loads of friends and strangers to thank for this.... (Read More)

Two Weeks to Go - with €850 to raise to complete the fundraising and to launch my book.

January 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello supporters, backers and friends, Thanks to your outstanding generosity the campaign has gone extremely well and I am over the 75% funds raised mark. Only 37% of these projects raise the amount required to succeed and access the funds. I am... (Read More)

Lorenzo Sparascio illustrations - Hot off the press!

January 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Prince Henry Lady Margaret tries to conjure up her dead husband, Edmund Tudor The boys share a pony when Charles gambles away his horse The shadow monk spies on Henry and his friends in Woodstock Woods Henry and Jack arrive at the Rollright Stones... (Read More)

Chapter Three

January 5th - via: kickstarter.com
DECEMBER The King was not a happy man. Spies were coming in from all corners of the kingdom with talk of a new ‘pretender’[1]to the throne, another York ghost risen from the grave. This time it was supposedly Edward V, one of the princes who had... (Read More)

Kickstarter have promoted this campaign to "A Project We Love", which means it will be promoted by them!

January 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Good morning backers and friends,  I woke up this morning to find that Kickstarter have chosen this project as one they love and will promote. They even gave me a badge! This is very exciting as I am over half way to making the money I need to... (Read More)

Reward update

January 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear backers and friends, Thanks to an incredibly generous backer, my offer of a character added to Book Two of The Curious Childhood of Henry VIII in your name, or that of a chosen one, has been snatched up in less than 24 hours. This has left me... (Read More)

Chapter Two

January 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
2 14th NOVEMBER The Queen awoke to a blackbird singing outside her window and a feeling of trepidation in her heart. She sat up, her hands to her face, haunted by a dream where her son was washed away in a deluge of water. She was unable to see which... (Read More)


January 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
13th NOVEMBER 1501 It was the birth of a new century, the dawn of a new era and the eve of the greatest royal wedding to be held in over one hundred years. King Henry Tudor was in his privy chamber, waiting to try on his wedding clothes. Pacing up... (Read More)


January 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
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January 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Hello backers and friends,  Last night I came up with the idea of selling a character in Book Two for the princely sum of€500. For this sum, you get to choose a character for yourself to be named after (perhaps you had an ancestor in Tudor times?)... (Read More)


January 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
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January 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
 THE WHIPPING BOY was a child who was given an education alongside a prince in return for being punished whenever the prince was naughty. If the boys were friends, when the prince saw the whipping boy taking a flogging for his own misbehavior, the... (Read More)

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