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Dr John Guy

Dr John Guy

Fellow in History, Clare College, since 2003

Clare College
Cambridge CB2 1TL

Subject groups/Research projects

Early Modern History:

Departments and Institutes

Clare College:

Research Interests

Early Modern British History (emphasis on politics, religion and political culture) and related aspects of Medieval History

Current project: a biography of Sir Thomas Gresham


  • Early Modern History

Key Publications

Representative examples of his recent work include:

  • 'My Heart is My Own': The Life of Mary Queen of Scots (Harper Perennial, 2004)
  • A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More (Harper Perennial, 2008)
  • The Tudors - A Very Short Introduction, 2nd revised edn (Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim - a 900-Year-Old Story Retold (Penguin, 2012)
  • The Children of Henry VIII (Oxford University Press, 2013)
  • Henry VIII: The Quest for Fame (Allen Lane, 2014)
  • Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years (Viking, 2016)