Add to researchJohn Guy
- Victoria, Australia
John Guy was born in Australia in 1949 and came to England in 1952, growing up in Watford and Lancashire.
He studied history at Clare College, Cambridge, and became a lecturer on Early Modern British History and Renaissance Political Thought, in Britain and the United States. He has held academic positions throughout his career and is still a Fellow in History at Clare College, University of Cambridge, and an Honorary Professor at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.
He is the author of many history books, including the popular textbook, Tudor England (1988), and My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots (2004), winner of the 2004 Whitbread Biography Award and shortlisted for the 2004 Biography/Autobiography of the Year Award in the US. Other books include Thomas More (2000), and The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction (2000).
John Guy appears regularly on BBC Radio and has presented five documentaries for BBC2 television, including the Timewatch film, 'The King's Servant' and the four-part 'Renaissance Secrets'. He also writes reviews for various newspapers and magazines, including the Sunday Times, The Guardian and The Economist.
His latest book is A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More (2008).
- A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More, Fourth Estate
- My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots, Fourth Estate
- Thomas More, Arnold
- The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press
- Politics, Law and Counsel in Tudor and Early Stuart England, Ashgate Variorum
- The Tudor Monarchy, editor, Arnold
- Cardinal Wolsey, Headstart History
- The Reign of Elizabeth I: Court and Culture in the Last Decade, editor, Cambridge University Press
- The Tudors and Stuarts, with John Morrill, Oxford University Press
- Tudor England, Oxford University Press
- The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, Volume X: The Debellation of Salem and Bizance, co-editor; introductions and commentary, Yale University Press
- Reassessing the Henrician Age: humanism, politics and reform 1500-1550, with Alistair Fox, Blackwell
- The Court of Star Chamber and its Records to the Reign of Elizabeth I, HMSO
- Christopher St. German on Chancery and Statute, Selden Society
- Law and Social Change in British History, co-editor; introduction, Royal Historical Society
- The Public Career of Sir Thomas More, Yale University Press
- The Cardinal's Court: the Impact of Thomas Wolsey in Star Chamber, Harvester Press
- Marsh Biography Award, My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots
- Whitbread Biography Award, My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots