Biography

Sarah Gristwood is the author of several bestselling Tudor histories; most recently Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe. In September 2021 she will bring out The Tudors in Love (Oneworld), while also contributing essays to two academic volumes, on ‘The Queen as Artist’ in the sixteenth century, and on Prince Philip.

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Sarah’s first biography, Arbella: England’s Lost Queen, was a Sunday Times bestseller, and she has been shortlisted for both the Marsh Biography Award and the Ben Pimlott Prize for Political Writing. Other historical books include Elizabeth and Leicester; Blood Sisters: the Women Behind the Wars of the Roses; Bird of Paradise (a Radio 4 Book of the Week) and the historical novels, The Girl in the Mirror and The Queen’s Mary. 

Sarah regularly appears on television and radio talking about royal and historical affairs, in series such as Secrets of the National Trust and The Royal House of Windsor. One of the team providing Radio 4’s live coverage of the 2011 royal wedding, she has in 2020 alone featured in some dozen documentaries on ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, on subjects from the Royal Collection to Grace Kelly, Winston Churchill to Admiral Nelson.

A former film journalist, Sarah’s interviews – with Johnny Depp and Robert De Niro; Martin Scorsese and Paul McCartney –  appeared in most of the UK’s leading newspapers: The Times, the Guardian, the Telegraph (Daily and Sunday). Her other books include The Story of Beatrix Potter; Vita and Virginia; and Churchill: An Extraordinary Life (with Margaret Gaskin) as well as Elizabeth: The Queen and the Crown.

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