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Antonia Fraser
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Educator
    (August 27, 1932- )
    Daughter of the Earl and Countess of Longford
    Wrote ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ ‘The Warrior Queens,’ ‘The Weaker Vessel,’ ‘Cromwell, Our Chief of Men,’ ‘The Gunpowder Plot,’ ‘The Six Wives of Henry VIII,’ and the Jemima Shore mystery series
    She left her husband, Hugh Fraser, for playwright Harold Pinter.
    Pinter’s wife at the time, Vivian Merchant, disparaged her in the press.
    She describes herself as a ‘hopeless cook.’
    Her book on Henry VIII’s wives appeared a year after Alison Weir’s book on the same topic.
    Her book ‘Mary Queen of Scots’ is considered to be the definitive biography on the subject.
    She is a feminist.
    She attended Oxford University.
    She continued her writing career while raising six children.
    She does all her own research.
    She says that if she’d been Henry VIII’s seventh wife, ‘I hope I would have managed to do the monster in.’
    Her parents, the Earl and Countess Longford, her brother, Thomas Pakenham, her sister, Rachel Billington, and her daughter, Flora Fraser are also writers.

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