PHILIPPA GREGORY is one of the world's foremost historical novelists. She wrote her first ever novel, Wideacre, when she was
completing her PhD in eighteenth-century literature and it sold worldwide, heralding a new era for historical fiction.
Her flair for blending history and imagination developed into a signature style and Philippa went on to write many bestselling
novels, including The Other Boleyn Girl and The White Queen. Now a recognised authority on women's history, Philippa graduated
from the University of Sussex and received a PhD from the University of Edinburgh, where she is a Regent and was made Alumna
of the Year in 2009. She holds honorary degrees from Teesside University and the University of Sussex. She is a fellow of
the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and an honorary research fellow at Birkbeck University of London. Philippa is a
member of the Society of Authors and in 2016 was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Historical Fiction Award by
the Historical Writers' Association. In 2018, she was awarded an Honorary Platinum Award by Neilsen for achieving significant
lifetime sales across her entire book output. She welcomes visitors to her site www.PhilippaGregory.com. David Baldwin taught
history at the Universities of Leicester and Nottingham for many years, and is the author of four books dealing with people
and events of the Wars of the Roses, including the acclaimed Elizabeth Woodville, Mother of the Princes in the Tower. Michael
Jones did his Ph.D. on the Beaufort family, and subsequently taught at the University of South West England, the University
of Glasgow, and Winchester College. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and now works as a writer and media presenter.
He is the author of six books, including The King's Mother, a highly praised biography of Margaret Beaufort, which was shortlisted
for the Whitfield Prize.