Giles Tremlett
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Giles Tremlett

Giles Tremlett is a prize-winning historian, author and journalist based in Madrid, Spain. He has lived in, and written extensively about, Spain almost continuously since graduating from Oxford University thirty years ago. He is Fellow of the Cañada Blanch Centre at the London School of Economics and Contributing Editor at The Guardian and . He previously wrote for The Economist magazine. His first book was GHOSTS OF SPAIN: Travels Through a Country's Hidden Past, which was re-issued with a new chapter in 2012. His second book was a biography, CATHERINE OF ARAGON: Henry VIII's Spanish Wife. It was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week and on the shortlist for the H.W. Fisher First Biography prize. His third book is a biography of Catherine of Aragon's mother, ISABELLA OF CASTILE: Europe's First Great Queen. It won the prestigious Elizabeth Longford Historial Biography Prize in 2018. His books have been translated into Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Dutch and Serbian. He has contributed to several academic collections on Spanish history and is currently preparing a history of the International Brigades - the volunteers from 52 countries who defended democracy and fought against General Franco during the Spanish Civil War.
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