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John Guy

John Guy

Born
Victoria, Australia
Genre
Non-Fiction
 
 
Biography
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).

Bibliography

2008
A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More, Fourth Estate
2004
My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots, Fourth Estate
2000
Thomas More, Arnold
2000
The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford University Press
2000
Politics, Law and Counsel in Tudor and Early Stuart England, Ashgate Variorum
1997
The Tudor Monarchy, editor, Arnold
1996
Cardinal Wolsey, Headstart History
1995
The Reign of Elizabeth I: Court and Culture in the Last Decade, editor, Cambridge University Press
1992
The Tudors and Stuarts, with John Morrill, Oxford University Press
1988
Tudor England, Oxford University Press
1987
The Complete Works of St. Thomas More, Volume X: The Debellation of Salem and Bizance, co-editor; introductions and commentary, Yale University Press
1986
Reassessing the Henrician Age: humanism, politics and reform 1500-1550, with Alistair Fox, Blackwell
1985
The Court of Star Chamber and its Records to the Reign of Elizabeth I, HMSO
1985
Christopher St. German on Chancery and Statute, Selden Society
1984
Law and Social Change in British History, co-editor; introduction, Royal Historical Society
1980
The Public Career of Sir Thomas More, Yale University Press
1977
The Cardinal's Court: the Impact of Thomas Wolsey in Star Chamber, Harvester Press

Awards

2005
Marsh Biography Award, My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots
2004
Whitbread Biography Award, My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots