Toni Mount

Hello, I'm Toni

I'm a writer, history teacher and speaker. I bring history alive with my books, courses and talks, based on thirty years of personal and academic study. I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm for history - 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


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

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

Photos Found ...

we were honoured to visit the old King's School in Grantham Lincolnshire whilst researching my Newton book. We took photos - and promptly lost them, and today we found them again - too late for the book which came out last September. So with thanks to the school these are some of the images that may have made it into the book:

1) the outside of the original medieval school, from the new school courtyard

2) Inside the old school - pupils would have sat on tiered benches down each side of the hall with the older boys in front and the older boys at the back and the master on the dais at the far end

3) the controversial carving of the name 'I. Newton' on the windowsill (last window on the right). But some people say this is a fake and added later

How to Survive blog tour announced

five fascinating articles to support the launch of my new book:

14 June Spicing Things Up – The Medieval Luxury Food Trade - thanks to Samantha Wilcoxson

18 June ‘Vergetius’ – How to win a Medieval War - thanks to Claire Ridgway

20 June Rose of Burford – a medieval business woman thanks to Peter Konieczny

25 June John Crophill – The Travelling Physician - thanks to Natalie Grueninger

28 June Trial by Combat – Rough Justice - thanks to Sharon Connolly

The Colour of Evil

My new Sebastian Foxley medieval murder mystery is on sale now click here for your copy

Queen Victoria's People

My latest weekly course looks at the history and background of the Victorian age by meeting 40 individuals who worked throughout the 19th century to put the Great into Britain. We will continue to meet online via Zoom every Thursday morning from 10.30 am - if you would like to take part then please Contact Me

Marriage of Victoria and Albert, painted by George Hayter

The World of Isaac Newton

is available now - click here

Colour of Shadows is on sale NOW you can buy it online here

  • The Foxley Letters is a FREE, downloadable ebook, with personal correspondence from Seb Foxley, Emily and all your favourite characters, from my "Colour of ..." book series - even Jack has added his thoughts for you to enjoy.

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 seven The Colour of Lies is on sale NOW. Sebastian Foxley, our hero, returns to the bustling city of London from his quiet home village in rural Norfolk. The city is busy and full of excitement for the annual St Bartholomew’s Fayre - and then there's another murder to solve ...

Book Launch Blog Tour

The following guest blogs which can still be read:

  • Book six The Colour of Death, is another of my short novels and in paperback or on Kindle for just 99p: Seb and Emily have been forced to flee medieval London and find a safe haven in an isolated village. Yet this idyllic setting has its own murderous secrets. Even away from London, they are not safe and danger lurks at every turn.

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  • Proud to announce I'm now a fully paid up member of The Crime Writers Association

  • The Death Collector is my Five Star story of a fearful serial killer stalking the dangerous streets of Victorian London

  • The Colour of Poison is available as an audio book - listen as the stinking streets of medieval London are brought to life by talented actor Charley-Allsop-Parry

click here

  • During my research I transcribed this manuscript (Wellcome MS.8004) from the 1450s. Part of the manuscript is a pilgimage from London to Jerusalem. You can read the full transcript here

  • The Colour of Murder is my new Seb Foxley novel and now available in paperback and on Kindle. The beauty of the cover is juxtoposed with the horror of the murders within - see my books for more

  • You can sign up for a unique FREE eBook for the followers of my medieval murder mysteries The Foxley Letters - no purchase necessary - just click the link

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  • My non-fiction books are widely available in bookshops, libraries and online - these were spotted at Colchester Castle - clearly a great place to visit!

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