Linda Porter





Linda Porter


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Linda Porter was born in Exeter, Devon in 1947. Her family have long-standing connections to the West Country, but moved to the London area when she was a small child. She was educated at Walthamstow Hall School in Sevenoaks and at the University of York, from which she has a doctorate in History. On completing her postgraduate work she moved to New York, where she lived for almost a decade, lecturing at Fordham University and the City University of New York.

Since returning to England, Porter has had a varied career. She has worked as a journalist and been a senior adviser on international public relations to a major
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“The barbarity, duplicity and sheer effrontery of the English were often remarked upon. ‘Pink, white and quarrelsome’ was the splendid description of one group of disgusted Spanish visitors.”
Linda Porter, The Myth of "Bloody Mary": A Biography of Queen Mary I of England

“In 1485, the year of the accession of Mary’s grandfather, Henry VII, England suffered its first outbreak of the sweating sickness, a type of virulent influenza that tended to be more prevalent in the warmer months. It struck swiftly and with frightening effect, killing seemingly healthy people in the space of 24 hours.”
Linda Porter, The Myth of "Bloody Mary": A Biography of Queen Mary I of England

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