Anne Somerset

Anne Somerset was born in 1955 and read History at King’s College, London. Her first book, ‘The Life and Times of William IV’, was published in 1980. This was followed in 1984 by the bestselling ‘Ladies-in-Waiting: From the Tudors to the Present Day’, an acclaimed biography of Elizabeth I in 1991, and ‘Unnatural Murder: Poison in the Court of James I: The Overbury Murder’ in 1998. Her most recent work is ‘The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV’.