Reviews

  • "'Utterly compelling...an exquisite jewel of a book'"

    Alison Weir
  • "'Carrying her learning lightly, Sarah Gristwood presents a powerful story of the dynastic insecurity of the Tudors and Stuart'"

    The Sunday Times
  • "'Sarah Gristwood succeeds triumphantly...an enthralling account of an extraordinary life'"

    Spectator
  • "'She teases out some vivid threads...and deftly weaves them into a startling "pattern of misfortune"...The delights are in the detail, and Gristwood makes the most of them'"

    Daily Telegraph
  • "'Well researched and stimulating...A sad but enthralling story'"

    Evening Standard