MARGARET GEORGE specializes in biographical novels of epic personalities. She has written about Henry VIII, Mary Queen of Scots, Cleopatra, Mary Magdalene, Helen of Troy and Elizabeth Tudor. She is currently at work on a novel about the Emperor Nero.
All these have been New York Times bestsellers, and have been translated into twenty-one languages. The Cleopatra novel was made into an Emmy-nominated ABC-TV miniseries in 1999.
She has been a featured speaker on TV documentaries, at Hampton Court and the Tower of London, and the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC.