The King's Witch
Elizabeth I, the Tower of London and Guy Fawkes combine in an explosive tale of passion and conspiracy.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Tracy Borman is a best-selling author and historian, specialising in the Tudor period. Her books include Elizabeth’s Women, which was Book of the Week on Radio 4, Thomas Cromwell: the untold story of Henry VIII’s most faithful servant, which was a Sunday Times bestseller, and most recently The Private Lives of the Tudors. Her debut novel, The King’s Witch, was published in June 2018.
Tracy studied and taught history at the University of Hull and was awarded a PHD in 1997. She went on to a successful career in heritage and have worked for a range of historic properties and national heritage organisations, including the Heritage Lottery Fund, The National Archives and English Heritage. She is now Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust, a charity that encourages children to visit and learn from historic properties through the Sandford Award scheme. She is also joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, the charity that manages Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, the Banqueting House, Whitehall and Hillsborough Castle.
Tracy is a regular broadcaster and has presented three series for Yesterday TV inspired by her research into the private lives of people from the past. She is also a regular contributor to BBC History Magazine and gives talks on her books across the country and abroad.