Power, passion, politics- The real story behind the romance of two of the most powerful people in Tudor history.
After leaving Oxford, Sarah Gristwood worked as a journalist specializing in the arts and women's issues. She is a regular contributor to The Times, Guardian, Independent and Evening Standard. Arbella, her historical biography of Arbella Stuart, the first cousin of Elizabeth I and heir to her throne, was widely acclaimed in hardcover and now available in Bantam paperback.
A fascinating portrait of power, love and royalty in dangerous
times -- SIMON SEBAG MONTEFIORE
Quite simply one of the most enthralling history books I've ever read ... a convincing and captivating portrayal of the Virgin Queen and the man who meant more to her than any other. You must read this! -- ALISON WEIR
Gristwood disentangles the many myths and stories that have been spun about the life-long love and loyalty between the queen and her 'Sweet Robin'. * DAILY TELEGRAPH *
[A] vivacious and absorbing study * SUNDAY TIMES *
Vivid and lively * DAILY MAIL *