Amy Licence is a best-selling author and historian of women's lives in the medieval and early modern period. With seventeen books to her name, Amy's latest historical fiction – 'a considered and scholarly account of the matriarch of the House of York' – tells the story of Anne Boleyn, a tale of adultery, heresy and desire. Did Anne really love Henry VIII or was she a calculating 'femme fatale'?
Amy has written for The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement, The Huffington Post and BBC History Magazine. She appeared in Philippa Gregory's BBC2 documentary The Real White Queen and Her Rivals in 2013 and Yesterday Channel's Private Lives of the Tudors in 2016. Amy has been shortlisted twice for the Asham Award for short fiction and for the H G Wells short story prize. In Bed with the Tudors was nominated for the 2015 People's Book Prize.