Sara Cockerill studied Law at the University of Oxford. Between 1990 and 2017 she was a barrister and later a QC specialising in commercial law. She has had a lifelong interest in English history, which led her to write Eleanor of Castile: The Shadow Queen, the first full-length biography of Edward I's beloved queen. She is married with one cat, and divides her time between London and the seaside.
'A brilliant new life of one of the most surprising powers behind
England's medieval throne' -- DAN JONES, bestselling author of The
Tracy Borman's Book of the Year 2014: 'A compelling and intricately researched biography that brings one of history's most fascinating, influential yet neglected queens out of the shadows.' -- Tracy Borman, Joint Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces and author of Thomas Cromwell and Matilda: Queen of the Conqueror