Agnes Strickland's Lives of the Queens of England (1840-8) marked a new era in the writing of English history by women. 'Facts not opinions' was the watchword of these historical biographies, which were based on pioneering manuscript research. Yet, as Antonia Fraser explains, the title-page attributing the Lives to Agnes Strickland masked a work of joint authorship. Agnes may have been the public figurehead of these works of historical biography, but her sister Elizabeth, who lived in seclusion, was Agnes's collaborator, undertaking much of the writing and research.
About the Author
Antonia Fraser is an award-winning historian and biographer, one of the most successful female non-fiction writers of our time. Her most recent books are Marie Antoinette, Love and Louis XIV, and a memoir of her husband Harold Pinter, Must You Go?
Table of Contents
Introduction by Lady Antonia Fraser \ 1. Anne Boleyn \ 2. Elizabeth I \ Footnotes