Lifelong Londoner Mickey Mayhew has a PhD concerning the online cult surrounding the tragic queens Anne Boleyn and Mary Queen of Scots. He is co-author of three books relating to Jack the Ripper, published by The History Press. His first non-fiction work, The Little Book of Mary Queen of Scots, was also published by The History Press in January 2015; I Love the Tudors, by Pitkin Publishing, arrived in 2016. He has a semi-regular column in the journal of The Whitechapel Society and was previously a freelance film and theatre reviewer for various London lifestyle magazines. Through 2018/2020 he worked as an assistant researcher on several research projects for London South Bank University. Rasputin and his Russian Queen is his third book for Pen and Sword, following the release of House of Tudor and Imprisoning Mary Queen of Scots.