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Elizabeth Fremantle is the critically acclaimed author of Tudor and Elizabethan set novels: Queen's Gambit, Sisters of Treason, Watch the Lady and The Girl in the Glass Tower. Her most recent novel, published under the name EC Fremantle, is the historical thriller The Poison Bed, described by MJ Carter as 'a Jacobean Gone Girl.'

She lives in London and Norfolk

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Elizabeth Fremantle I’m writing a novel about Arbella Stuart, the niece of Mary Queen of Scots, a young woman who was raised to inherit the throne of England from Elizabe…moreI’m writing a novel about Arbella Stuart, the niece of Mary Queen of Scots, a young woman who was raised to inherit the throne of England from Elizabeth I, only to see it go to her cousin, James I. Her life was remarkable, and she was a truly fascinating woman. In my novel her story is woven through with that of the poet, Aemelia Lanyer. It will be published by Penguin in the uk in 2016.(less)
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ON CROSSING TO THE DARK SIDE

Picture Sometimes a story insists on being told in a particular way. When I started work on The Poison BedI had published four novels about historical women embroiled in the dangerous power play of the Tudor and Elizabethan courts. The place and time of their setting was defined by jeopardy, when those who stepped out of lived under the threat of execution. These novels certainly had elements of the poli Read more of this blog post »
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“I remember Maman once saying of the old Queen that power corrupts. I have thought much on it and it seems to me that it is not power that corrupts, but the fear of its loss," she pauses with a sigh. After all Mary and Elizabeth Tudor were just girls once, not so different from my sisters, or any other girls, for the that matter. It is fear that changed them.”
Elizabeth Fremantle, Sisters of Treason

“Katherine and the children have made paper boats and are floating them on the moat to see which one stays up the longest, contriving always that Edward’s should be the winner. He is learning from an early age that the world conspires magically to favor him. After all, he will be King one day and that is the way of things for kings.”
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“I must shape my own coat according to my cloth, but it will not be after the fashion of this world, God willing, but fit for me.”
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