Banker, Gaoler, Smuggler, Spy: the many lives of a Tudor power-broker
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 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, has written several bestselling books, and is a regular presenter of both TV and Radio programs for the BBC.
Guy's handling of this story offers an often vivid picture of the
private world in which Gresham moved. -- Matthew Adams * The
Praise for My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots: Fascinating... A book based on gold-standard research, the kind of thing that puts most popular history writing to shame. -- Kathryn Hughes * Mail on Sunday *
'Certain to be a bestseller, and deservedly so. Rarely have first-class scholarship and first-class storytelling been so effectively combined.' -- John Adamson * Daily Telegraph *
An absorbing biography ... meticulously researched... scholarly and intriguing. -- Peter Ackroyd * The Times *