John Guy is a Fellow of Clare College, University of Cambridge. He studied history at Cambridge and has held several academic positions in Britain and the United States throughout his career, specializing in the Tudor period.
His books include the bestselling Tudor England; The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction; A Daughter’s Love: Thomas and Margaret More; and ‘My Heart is My Own’: the Life of Mary Queen of Scots, which won the Whitbread Biography Award and was a finalist for the National Book Critics’ Circle (USA) Biography/Autobiography of the Year Award. He appears regularly on BBC radio and has presented five documentaries for BBC2 television. He also writes and reviews for national newspapers and magazines, including The Sunday Times and The Literary Review.