"In almost any circumstances I always ask ‘but how did it get like this? How did it start?"

Philippa Gregory CBE is a renowned writer and author of historical fiction. She is best known for The Other Boleyn Girl (2001), which was adapted into two films and in 2002 won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award from the Romantic Novelists' Association.

A member of the Society of Authors, Gregory was presented with the Outstanding Contribution to Historical Fiction Award in 2016 and an Honorary Platinum Award by Nielsen in 2018. Gregory was the founder of Gardens for the Gambia, a charity that funded almost 200 wells in Gambian primary schools.

"Gregory has made an impressive career out of breathing passionate, independent life into the historical noblewomen." — The Telegraph

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