Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Anne Somerset wins Elizabeth Longford Prize

Anne Somerset’s biography Queen Anne has won the 2013 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography.

The book, published by HarperPress, was described by chair of judges Professor Roy Foster as: “a psychologically subtle and surprisingly vivid portrait of a ruler who has hitherto remained obscure to her biographers".
Sponsored by Flora Fraser and Peter Soros in memory of biographer Elizabeth Longford, the £5,000 prize will be awarded on 13th June at the Society of Authors annual awards party at the Army and Navy Club in Pall Mall.

Judges for the award this year included Lady Antonia Fraser, Flora Fraser, David Gilmour, Professor Munro Price and Foster.
Somerset has previously published books on William IV and the courts of James I and Louis XIV.

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