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John Guy is a Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge, and also teaches on the Yale in London programme at the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. He read history at Cambridge and has held academic positions in Britain and the United States throughout his career, specializing mainly in the Tudor period. He is recognised as one of Britain's most exciting historical biographers, bringing the past to life with the written word and on the broadcast media with accomplished ease. He aims for first-class storytelling and for books that read as thrillingly as a detective story. His bestselling books include A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More, Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim: A 900-Year-Old Story Retold, The Children of Henry VIII, and 'My Heart is My Own': the Life of Mary Queen of Scots (in USA published as Queen of Scots), which won the Whitbread Biography Award, Marsh Biography Award and was a Finalist for the National Book Critics' Circle (USA) Biography/Autobiography of the Year Award. Books for students include The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction, Tudor England, Cardinal Wolsey: A Students' Guide, The Tudor Monarchy (edited), and The Reign of Elizabeth I: Court and Culture in the Last Decade (edited). He appears regularly on BBC radio and has presented five documentaries for BBC2 tv. A Daughter's Love was adapted as a documentary for BBC4 tv. He also writes for national newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times and The Literary Review.
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