We’re delighted that The House of Cromwell, the first non-fiction work by Dr Miranda Malins has been acquired by William Collins, following a highly competitive 10-way auction. The deal for UK and Commonwealth rights was secured by Publishing Director Arabella Pike, from agent Emma Bal. North American rights have been acquired by Michael Flamini at St Martin’s Press also at auction, with publication set for 2025.
The House of Cromwell is an original major history that brings together Thomas Cromwell and Oliver Cromwell for the first time. Miranda Malins will take readers on an extraordinary journey through two centuries of history, from the Wars of the Roses to the accession of the Hanoverians, to delight readers who love to explore family dynamics, dynastic succession and discover overlooked voices from the past – particularly those of women. The House of Cromwell is the story of the most unique, disruptive, creative and controversial family to rule Britain.
Malins is a leading Cromwell historian, author and podcaster. She is the author of two historical fiction novels about the Cromwell family, The Puritan Princess and The Rebel Daughter (both published by Orion).
Malins co-hosts the podcast “1666 And All That” with fellow historian Paul Lay. She studied at Cambridge University, leaving with a PhD in 2010, and has since become a trustee of the educational charity, the Cromwell Association.