Elizabeth Fremantle


Elizabeth Fremantle is the author of a trilogy of novels set in the late Tudor period with the emphasis on women and power, all published by Penguin. Her latest novel The Girl in the Glass Tower is out now in hardback from Michael Joseph. It is about Arbella Stuart, the woman raised to be Elizabeth I’s heir. Her fifth a novel noirish psychological thriller set in the Jacobean period titled The Poison Bed, will be published in June 2018.

Her work has been translated into ten languages and her first novel Queen’s Gambit, about Katherine Parr, is to be made into a feature film.

She holds a first in English and an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck College, London, has contributed to various publications including Vogue, Elle, Vanity Fair, The Financial Times and The Sunday Times; and also reviews fiction for the Express.

She lives in London.

‘Fremantle is surely a major new voice in historical fiction.’ The bookseller