Tuesday, 24 February 2015

TNA Podcast: Antonia Fraser

Antonia Fraser is the prize-winning author of many widely acclaimed historical works which have been international bestsellers including Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant, The Six Wives Of Henry VIII, Perilous Question: The Drama of the Great Reform Bill 1832, Mary Queen Of Scots, The Gunpowder Plot: Terror And Faith In 1605. She was made DBE in 2011 for services to literature.

Antonia Fraser’s memoir My History: A Memoir of Growing Up describes her life in the 1930s and 1940s but its real concern is with her growing love of History. The fascination began as a child – and developed into an enduring passion; as she writes, ‘for me, the study of History has always been an essential part of the enjoyment of life’.

This podcast was recorded live on 25 January 2015.

1 comment:

turner said...

With a father like Lord Longford, and a mother who wrote a terrific bio of Queen Victoria, she could hardly help but be fascinated ... Her daughter Flora Fraser has also authored at least one book, which I have entitled Princesses: the Six Daughters of George III (2004.) Cheers.