• "Brings us a fresh Mary, set in a gloriously rich context, a tragic heroine - irresistibly real and relevant... There isn’t a line wasted in this taut, dramatic and utterly beguiling biography."

    author of Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I
  • "Scintillating, provocative... An elegant synthesis of royal biography and political thriller."

    Daily Telegraph
  • "What makes [Rival Queens] special is William’s understanding of how gender shaped Mary’s life. This is a feminist history."

    The Times