Educated at St. Marys Convent, Shaftesbury Dorset and Oxford, Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer who has travelled extensively, living in the West Indies, Portugal and Italy. She speaks four languages which have been invaluable in her research for her various books, particularly The Englishmans Wine, the Story of Port, Portugal and Madeira. She worked in the Manuscript Department of Christies London, travelling for the Department and valuing manuscripts from the fifteenth to twentieth centuries, an experience which enabled her to write Cesare Borgia (used by the BBC as the source of their series The Borgias, for which she wrote the novelization) and, most recently, Lucrezia Borgia.
Bradfords other biographies include Disraeli, named Book of the Year by the New York Times, Princess Grace, written with the cooperation of Prince Rainier and the Kelly family, George VI (published in the United States as The Reluctant King), Splendours and Miseries; The Life of Sacheverell Sitwell, written at the request of the writers family who made the archives available to her for the first time, Elizabeth; a Biography of Her Majesty the Queen, Americas Queen; The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and Diana.
Bradford lives in London and is married to the 8th Viscount Bangor.
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