Born in Kenya in 1954, Philippa Gregory moved to England with her family, was educated in Bristol and studied with the National Council for the Training of Journalists in Cardiff. She received her PhD in 18th-century literature at Edinburgh University. She is a regular contributor to magazines and newspapers with short stories, features and reviews, and is also a regular contestant on Round Britain Quiz for BBC Radio 4 and the Tudor expert for Channel 4’s Time Team. Ms. Gregory lives in the North of England with her husband and two children. Her latest book is The Boleyn Inheritance.