Watch Jessie speak at the Jaipur Literature Festival, 2015

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

A truly superb biography
Daily Telegraph

A deservedly award-winning debut
Guardian

Brilliantly original history
Sunday Times

Gripping, thought-provoking and timely
Times 

Extraordinarily learned
Prof. J.J. Scarisbrick

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