Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works which have been international bestsellers, including Marie Antoinette, (Franco-British Literary Prize 2001) Mary Queen of Scots (James Tait Black Memorial Prize), Cromwell: Our Chief of Men, The Six Wives of Henry VIII; The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605 (St Louis Literary Award; CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger) and Perilous Question, an exploration into the Great Reform Bill of 1832. She was awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2000. Antonia Fraser was made DBE in 2011 for her services to literature. Her most recent book is My History: A Memoir of Growing Up. It is a prequel to her memoir: Must You Go? My Life with Harold Pinter.