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A groundbreaking and fascinating biography of England's most famous queen, viewed via the women who influenced her life
Tracy Borman studied and taught history at the University of Hull and was awarded a PhD in 1997.She went on to a successful career in heritage and has worked for a range of historic properties and national heritage organisations, including the Heritage Lottery Fund and the National Archives. In 2002, she was appointed Learning Director at English Heritage and has recently been appointed Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust. She also works part-time as Head of Interpretation for Historic Royal Palaces. Tracy has regularly appeared on television and radio, and has featured in a range of magazine and newspaper articles. She is a regular contributor to history magazines, including articles in BBC History Magazine on the history of beauty and 18th century 'It' Girls'. In addition, she also gives public talks and lectures on a wide range of subjects. Tracy's first book, King's Mistress, Queen's Servant- The Life and Times of Henrietta Howard, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2007.
"History as it should be written" -- Alison Weir "Overall this is an enthralling picture of female empowerment and woman's place in this most testosterone fuelled of epochs. It is a thrilling and carefully written book which should grace any history lover's bookshelves" -- Roderick Graham * Scotland on Sunday * "The idea behind her book is genuinely inspired" -- John Guy * Sunday Times * "A warm and readable account... irresistible stuff" -- Kathryn Hughes * The Guardian * "Innovative, full of rich, too often neglected female characters" -- Antonia Fraser