‘Nicola Tallis … one of our great popular historians’
Welcome to the website of British author and historian Dr Nicola Tallis. Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey, was published in the UK by Michael O’Mara on 3 November, and in the US by Pegasus on 6 December 2016. It is now available for purchase on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.
Elizabeth’s Rival: The Tumultuous Tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester, was published in the UK on 2 November 2017, and on 6 March 2018 in the US!
Check out the fantastic trailer for Crown of Blood: The Deadly Inheritance of Lady Jane Grey.
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Crown of Blood got a wonderful mention in The Bookseller on 18th May, check it out here:
Praise for Nicola Tallis and Crown of Blood:
Alison Weir: ‘This is a stunning debut from a young historian who deserves to be recognised as a major talent in her field. It’s history as it should be written, vivid, colourful, pacy and evocative, but – above all – authentic and based on sound and innovative research. It’s an outstanding contribution to our knowledge of Lady Jane Grey. Most warmly recommended!’
Tracy Borman: ‘Through meticulous research, Nicola Tallis pieces Lady Jane Grey’s fascinating story together, and in so doing brings this extraordinary young woman vividly to life. Engagingly written and utterly compelling throughout. A stunning debut.’
Sarah Gristwood: ‘Crown of Blood is authoritative, thoughtful and elegantly written. Telling use of original sources makes fresh and vivid – as well as moving – the story of a girl too often dismissed as a mere blank canvas onto which others could write. A genuinely impressive debut.’
Kate Williams: ‘This is a wonderful investigation of Lady Jane Grey, enlightening and gripping, full of superb research and beautifully written. Nicola Tallis gives the tragic nine day queen brilliant and fascinating life.’
Publishers Weekly: ‘Tallis’s clear writing and well-paced narrative heighten the story’s climactic and tragic ending.’
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