Welcome to the website of the writer and historian Jessie Childs, author of God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England and the award-winning Henry VIII’s Last Victim.

A truly superb biography
Daily Telegraph

A deservedly award-winning debut
Guardian

Brilliantly original history
Sunday Times

Scholarly, absorbing, exciting and relevant
Times

Superb
Financial Times

Excellent
Economist

Truly excellent
Spectator

Thrilling
New Statesman

Ingenious
TLS

Cracking
Evening Standard

Impressive
Daily Telegraph

A triumph of story-telling, backed by first-rate research
Antonia Fraser

 

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