Rebecca Fraser is a writer and broadcaster whose work includes a biography of Charlotte BrontU which examines her life in the context of contemporary attitudes to women. President of the BrontU Society for many years, she wrote the introductions to the Everyman editions of Shirley and The Professor and is a contributor to the BBC History website. Her most recent book, A People's History of Britain, is a highly readable account of British history. It has been described as 'an elegantly written, impressively well-informed single-volume history of how England was governed during the past 2000 years.'
"Rebecca Fraser has written a superb account of the first two generations of the Winslow family of the Mayflower. Fraser's extensive research has shed new light on this interesting family and allied families. This book stands as a significant contribution to the already well documented field of Pilgrim history ... a must read for those interested in the unique beginnings of America" -- Cynthia Hagar Krusell, Historian and Author of The Winslows of Careswell in Marshfield "Rebecca Fraser's exquisitely researched book seems to offer something new to learn - and wonder over - on every page, from the warm, mutually admiring friendships between some Puritans and Native Americans to the near-apocalyptic brutality of King Philip's War, and other campaigns. The Pilgrims believed that 'the world could begin afresh in America,' this gifted historian writes. As, eventually, it did. Deftly, indelibly, Fraser shows us the human cost" -- Penelope Rowlands, Journalist and Author of Aaron Burr's Second Act