News and Events

May 2019

I’m delighted to say that Churchill: An Extraordinary Life, which I co-authored with Margaret Gaskin for the National Trust, comes out this month. And I’m thrilled to say that I’m now in the process of agreeing contracts for a major new book on the sixteenth century. I hope also to be contributing chapters to two academic volumes on the monarchy past and present. Meanwhile Game of Queens: The Women Who Made Sixteenth-Century Europe continues to be sold for fresh foreign territories, and my recent Vita and Virginia shares a subject (and a title!) with a forthcoming new movie.

With Alan Titchmarsh in Secrets of the National Trust

I’m still speaking about royal and historical subjects for tv stations in America, Canada, and Japan as well as the UK. Recent documentaries in which I’ve appeared include Private Lives: Edward VIII and Royal Babies. Still to come in the next few months is another Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarch, this time from Ham House (I’ve already done Secrets from Hill Top and Hardwick Hall), and a new four-part series on the monarchy. Meanwhile The Royal House of Windsor, Inside Westminster Abbey, Inside St Paul’s Cathedral and Inside Balmoral all continue to be repeated regularly.