Biographer and journalist Sarah Gristwood attended Oxford University and has been a regular contributor to the London Times, Telegraph, Guardian, and Independent. She is the author of seven previous books, including the best-selling Arbella: England's Lost Queen and Elizabeth and Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics.
A new and welcome perspective on the Wars of the Roses.--Sunday
A revolutionary approach. For too long, history has been the purview of men, of kings and their battles, wars, conquests, murders and thirst for power.... Gristwood's perspective and lively writing are refreshing.--Toronto Star
Arguing persuasively for the existence of a 'female network, '... Gristwood details the paths of seven royal women who transcended their roles as diplomatic pawns and heir producers.--The New Yorker
Entertaining and vividly drawn.--Literary Review
Gristwood's sensitive approach marks out Blood Sisters as much more than the narrative of an age.... It is an exploration of what it meant to be a medieval queen.... A compelling portrait of this bloody age, complete with the heartbreak and triumphs that went with it.--The Spectator