Hello, I'm Toni

I study, teach and write about history. I bring history alive with my books, courses and talks, based on over thirty years of personal and academic research - please browse these pages to find out how I can share our history with you

Toni Mount, MA., BA (Hons)., Dip Creative Writing and Literature, Dip European Humanities, Cert Ed ...

"Pleasure should mingle with study so that the student may think learning an amusement, rather than a toil" 

Thomas Wolsey 1473-1530


How to Survive in Medieval England  is now available from Audible as an unabridged audiobook – narrated by Derek Perkins and published by Tantor Audio

click here to download your audio book


The news of Philippa Langley's latest research project vindicates those who have maintained for many years that The Princes in the Tower survived and lived on. I wrote about it in my book Richard III King of Controversy

Now re-released my paperback Richard III King of Controversy is avaiable as a paperback or Ebook from Amazon. It's a concise yet detailed introduction to the story and controversies surrounding one of England's best known Kings; Richard III reigned for only 2 years, but his reputation has grown and intrigued generations over the centuries. His body was discovered in an amazing twist of fate in 2012, and his re-internment in Leicester Cathedral in 2015 created yet more controversy for this most enigmatic King of England.

This new pocket sized paperback edition was updated in 2023 click here for your copy or on Kindle here

Join me in Sandwich Kent for my Richard III talk followed by a magnificent medieval banquet

Sandwich Medieval Trust have organised a wonderful event to mark the visit to their Kentish town in January 1484. Why was RIII so worried about the threat of an invasion from France in that year and what's the latest news on those pesky Princes in the Tower?

The talk is now fully booked and the banquet is sold out

My first Tudor non-fiction - OUT NOW

Imagine you're transported back to Tudor England and had to start a new life there, without smartphones, satnav or social media, how will you know where you are or where to go? Where will you live and where will you work? And who can you turn to if you fall ill or God forbid if you upset the king? In a period when execution by beheading was the fate of thousands how can you keep your head in Tudor England?

All these questions are answered in this new guidebook to make your visit to the 16th century much more fun. Enjoy interviews with the celebrities of the day, and learn some new words to set the mood for your time-travelling adventure. Have an exciting visit but be sure to keep this book to hand.

Pre-order the paperback from the publisher Pen & Sword here here 

or your favourite online bookstore here 


At 3.35pm on Friday 29 Sept on BBC Radio Kent talked about my new book How to Survive in Tudor England. And then on Wednesday 6 Dec, on Talk Radio Europe, I was interviewed about it again - my first international interview.

My new weekly classes have started but we still have room for you - each 'lesson' is self-contained so you can join in anytime

- go to my classes page for more details

Five favourite historic murder mysteries to challenge your brain cells

I've created a list of my five favourite historic murder mysteries to challenge your brain cells - take a look at my recommendations and find out why they are so good here 

13.5 million pages read on Kindle Unlimited

Tim from Madeglobal tells me that readers have read over thirteen million pages of my Seb Foxley novels - I'm shocked so many people enjoy what I write

More Sebastian Foxley audio books are now in production

So far only the first adventure, The Colour of Poison is available as an audiobook but now a new narrator, the wonderful Leigh Evans, is recording The Colour of Gold and The Colour of Cold Blood, books 2 & 3 in the series - coming soon!

E.M Powell, author of the Stanton and Barling medieval mysteries “Toni Mount paints a vivid picture of medieval London that is as colourful as an illuminated manuscript. A hearty huzzah for the return of Seb Foxley!” 

Tracy Borman, historian and broadcaster “An atmospheric and compelling thriller that takes the reader to the dark heart of medieval London.”

Matthew Lewis author and chairman of Richard III Society “Toni Mount continues to delight with the superbly crafted Seb Foxley mysteries. Impeccable research and sculpted characters combine with an engaging narrative to create another irresistible story. This series goes from strength to strength, and I’m already looking forward to the next instalment”

My first two Seb Foxley mysteries, The Colour of Poison and The Colour of Gold, have just been released as a single, hardback edition click here for your copy

How to Survive in Medieval England going global

My latest factual book has been sold to China and Japan and will be published in those new markets next year

New weekly online class 

My new weekly history course is now underway but we still have room for you - to find out more please look at My Weekly Classes

Audio Book

My medieval best-seller is now available from Audible ... and it's narrated unabridged by the wonderful, multiple award-winning English audiobook narrator and actress Anne Flosnik. 

No 1 Best Seller

Following a flurry of activity and renewed interest in January 202Medieval London, first published by Amberley Publishing in 2014, rose majestically up the best-seller rankings on Amazon UK to become No.1 on at least three lists

Sandwich Medieval Festival

we had a wonderful weekend meeting new friends at The Sandwich Medieval Centre in Kent - thank you to everyone who bought copies of my books, I hope you enjoy them. You can find all my books for sale here

Battle of Bosworth weekend

Home from a tiring but triumphant visit to Bosworth Medieval Festival, giving my talk on How to Survive in Medieval England, to receive this email "Thank you so much for coming this weekend. You were absolutely fantastic. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your talk. We’d  love to have you back..."

We had a wonderful time at Middleham Castle selling my books at the Richard III weekend.

I sold lots of books too, so thank you to everyone who came and we hope to see you again next year

The Colour of Rubies is book #10 in the Sebastian Foxley series and is available here

My latest non-fiction book is How to Survive in Medieval England; it's my first for the popular publisher Pen & Sword Books.

This useful guide is a vital accessory when you next visit the Middle-Ages. How will you manage without your mobile phone, internet or social media? When transport means walking or, for the better off, horse-back, how will you know where you are or where to go? Where will you live and what should you eat?

What if you fall ill or are mugged in the street?

All these questions and many more are answered in this new self-help guide: How to Survive in Medieval England comes with top-tips to make your visit to the Middle Ages much more fun; have a go at preparing medieval dishes and learn some new words to set the mood for your adventure.

PLUS unique interviews with the celebrities of the day, from a successful business woman and a condemned felon, to a royal cook and a very controversial King Richard III.

Have an exciting visit to medieval England but be sure to keep this book to hand - coming soon mybook.to/MedEngland

The World of Isaac Newton

is available now - click here

We have updated this FREE ebook which now contains 28 letters, plus bonus material about me, my writing and the historic background to the series and best of all - it's free, just click the link from my publisher MadeGlobal!


Book Launch Blog Tour

The following guest blogs which can still be read:

Published by MadeGlobal.com

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