The White King - Leanda de Lisle

Historical Writers Assoc.
Non-Fiction Crown

Tudor: The Family Story - Leanda de Lisle

Sunday Times
Top Ten Bestseller

The Sisters who Would be Queen - Leanda de Lisle

New York Times
Top Ten Best Seller

After Elizabeth - Leanda de Lisle

Saltire First Book of the Year Award 
Runner Up 

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LATEST: On her death bed Elizabeth's cousin and closest friend, the Countess of Nottingham, had a confession to make. It concerned a ring that now lies in the Westminster Abbey museum. The confession left Elizabeth distraught... hear the true story on my latest October podcast     

All episodes can be found here on iTunes and Soundcloud


Reviews for White King  


The Spectator 'the most gripping revisionist history I have read in a long time'. 

The Observer 'well researched and beautifully written..probably the defintive modern work on Charles I'. 

The Telegraph 'Riveting'

The Financial Times 'her depiction of Charles's queen is a revelation.. a page turning history that  asks provocative questions about a period on which our opinions have been all too fixed'.

The Times (Book of the Week) 'timely..  formidable research allied to a lively narrative'

Mail on Sunday (Dan Jones) 'both biography and subject deserve our fullest attention'. 

The Express 'impeccably research and thought provoking..It revives one of this country's greatest stories: a blinkered king .a warrior queen... and scandals caused by money, sex, espionage and power'.

Country Life ' a grand tragedy..related with searing pathos'. 

The drama of the Tudor age did not end with the death of Elizabeth I, but in the reign of the White King it will find resolution...