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Early life and education
Sarah Bradford was born Sarah Hayes in Bournemouth in 1938. She was educated at St. Mary's Convent, Shaftesbury, Dorset. She won a State scholarship to Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, but met Anthony Bradford, a real estate developer, at Oxford, and abandoned her degree to marry him. The couple lived in Barbados, Portugal, and Sardinia; they had two children, but divorced.
She began her career as a writer with her first book The Englishman's Wine, written while she lived in Portugal. She has now published more than a dozen major works. Her husband became 8th Viscount Bangor in 1993. She is fluent in four languages and has travelled extensively.[vague] The couple live in London. Bradford assisted with the screenwriting for The Borgias (2011 TV series). In 2012, she was working on a biography of Queen Victoria.
Her books have been translated into at least ten languages.
- Cesare Borgia (1976)
- The Borgias (with John Prebble) (1981)
- Disraeli (1982)
- Princess Grace (1984)
- George VI, published by Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1989, ISBN 0-297-79667-4
- The Reluctant King (American version of George VI)
- Splendours and Miseries: A Life of Sacheverell Sitwell (1993)
- Elizabeth: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen (1996) According to WorldCat, the book is in over 1760 libraries.
- America's Queen: The Life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (2000) According to WorldCat, the book is in over 1650 libraries.
- Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy, published by Viking, 2004, ISBN 0-670-03353-7
- Diana, published by Penguin Group, London, 2006, ISBN 978-0-670-91678-8. According to WorldCat, the book is in over 890 libraries.
- Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times, published by Penguin, London, 2011, ISBN 978-0-670-91911-6
- The Englishman's Wine: The Story of Port (1969)
- Portugal and Madeira (1969)
- Portugal (1973)
- "Birthdays". The Guardian. Guardian News & Media. 3 September 2014. p. 41.
- "Sarah Bradford: perhaps I got it wrong about the Duke of Edinburgh, but he does like to flirt". Telegraph. 3 December 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
- WorldCat book page WorldCat author page
- "WorldCat book page". Worldcat.org. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 2 September 2012.
- WorldCat book page