Rosemary Sutcliff Biography

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Born in West Clanden, Surrey, England, on December 14, 1920, Rosemary Sutcliff was educated privately and traveled widely until she was ten, when her father retired from the navy and the family settled in Devonshire.

When she was young, Sutcliff suffered from an ailment that left her permanently disabled. She lists her interests as painting, needlework, dogs, and travel.

She published her first book, The Chronicles of Robin Hood, in 1950 and began a literary career characterized by a wide range of historical fiction for both The Sword and the Circle: King Arthur and the Knights of the Round The Road to Camlann: The Death of adults and children. She set her next three works in the Renaissance era and then began the trilogy about Roman Britain for which she is best known: The Eagle of the Ninth, The Silver Branch, and The Lantern Bearers. The Eagle of the Ninth...

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