Kate Williams





Kate Williams

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Kate studied her BA at Somerville College, Oxford where she was a College Scholar and received the Violet Vaughan Morgan University Scholarship. She then took her MA at Queen Mary, University of London and her DPhil at Oxford, where she received a graduate prize. She also took an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway. She now teaches at Royal Holloway.

Kate's book, with Alison Weir, Sarah Gristwood and Tracy Borman, The Ring and the Crown, is a history of royal weddings through the ages, drawing on the very rich research they have all carried out on royal marriage over the years. Royal Weddings, as the authors show, could be grand, humble, secretive, glamorous or ridiculous - but never dull.

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“Albert liked to play the stoic, and he embraced the opportunity to do over the negotiations about the marriage. He insisted that Uncle Leopold know what a great sacrifice he was making for the Saxe-Coburg family and Germany. As he gloomily lectured his uncle, 'troubles are inseparable from all human positions and…therefore if one must be subject to plagues and annoyances, it is better to be so for some great or worthy object than for trifles or miseries.'

Unfortunately for Albert, Leopold was deaf to self-pitying emotional blackmail and remained determined on his course.”
Kate Williams, Becoming Queen

“While you are waiting to die, you have to live.”
Kate Williams, The Storms of War

“As the weather improved, the bobms got worse. The newspapers said that the Kaiser was aiming to knock London down (although avoiding Buckingham Palace, so as not to hit his relations).”
Kate Williams, The Storms of War

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