My Life as a Writer
Charles Spencer talks about his literary life, from being a self-confessed schoolboy History nerd, through being a foreign TV correspondent for a decade, to writing six History books, with another in the pipeline.
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
On the way he has been a literary critic, edited a magazine and of course, run a literary festival. This is an insight into a modern writer’s journey.
Charles Spencer obtained his degree in Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford. He was a reporter on NBC’s Today Show from 1986 until 1995, and is the author of six books, including Sunday Times bestseller Blenheim: Battle for Europe (shortlisted for History Book of the Year at the 2005 National Book Awards), Prince Rupert: The Last Cavalier, Sunday Times bestseller Killers of the King and Times bestseller To Catch a King.