The story of Queen Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots – as featured in Kate Williams’ new book Rival Queens – was fraught. Cousins, rivals, queens. Linked by faith and tragedy, they loved each other, they hated each other – they could never escape one another.
Kate Williams fell in love with history whilst studying for her BA at the University of Oxford. She is also a lecturer and TV consultant, appearing regularly on BBC and Channel 4 programmes to discuss her work.