A brilliantly detailed and gripping account of the assassination in 1584 of Prince William of Orange, and the shockwaves it sent through an age. / This book is a brief, beautiful, small-format hardback, which will attract serious review coverage. / Lisa Jardine is an extremely highly respected, high-profile figure in the media and one of the UK's foremost historical biographers. / Review and feature coverage anticipated.
Lisa Jardine is Professor of Renaissance Studies at QMW, London and honorary fellow of King's College, Cambridge. She writes regularly for the UK's major national newspapers in addition to appearing on many arts/history programmes for TV and radio. She has judged the Whitbread Prize, the Guardian First Book Award and was chair of the 1997 Orange Prize. Her previous books include On a Grander Scale and The Curious Life of Robert Hooke. She is married with three children and lives in London.
Praise for On A Grander Scale (2002): 'A wonderful book which looks set to be the definitive life of Wren for a long time to come' Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday 'A full and fascinating biography' Antonia Fraser, New Statesman 'Jardine!has made important archival discoveries!her prose sparkles.' Sunday Telegraph For The Curious Life of Robert Hooke (2003): 'Lisa Jardine is a new star on England's literary and historical scene. She has a gift, which so few historians possess, of making the past seem relevant to our own times.' Paul Johnson