About Ally Sherrick

Ally Sherrick loves exploring ruined castles and decaying mansions and imagining what it must have been like to live in them without electricity and hot and cold running water – although she’s quite glad she doesn’t have to herself!

She has a BA in medieval history and French from Newcastle University and an MA in Writing for Children at the University of Winchester. She is married and lives with her husband and assorted garden wildlife in Surrey.

Created by Emily Weston, you can find teaching resources for Black Powder and The Buried Crown below. Keep your eyes open for The Queen's Fool resources – coming soon!

View Ally Sherrick's page @ally_sherrick

Teaching notes

The Buried Crown chapter-by-chapter resources
( 675.12 KB PDF)


Black Powder chapter-by-chapter resources
( 645.88 KB PDF)


Buried Crown teachers' notes
( 128.39 KB PDF)


Black Powder teachers' notes
( 129.05 KB PDF)