Tracy Borman

Tracy Borman

Tracy Borman is joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces and Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust. She studied and taught history at the University of Hull and was awarded a PhD in 1997. She is the author of many highly acclaimed books, including Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant, Matilda: Wife of the Conqueror, First Queen of England, Elizabeth's Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen and Witches: A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction. She is also a regular broadcaster and public speaker, giving talks on her books across the UK and abroad.

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  1. 14. CROWN AND SCEPTRE: A NEW HISTORY OF THE BRITISH MONARCHY FROM WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR TO ELIZABETH II
    14. CROWN AND SCEPTRE: A NEW HISTORY OF THE BRITISH MONARCHY FROM WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR TO ELIZABETH II

    The British monarchy is the one of the most iconic and enduring institutions in the world. It has weathered the storms of rebellion, revolution and war that brought many of Europe's royal families to an abrupt and bloody end. Its unique survival owes much to the fact that, for all its ancient traditions and protocol, the royal family has proved remarkably responsive to change, evolving to reflect the times. But for much of its history, it also spearheaded seismic change, shaping our religious, political and cultural identity and establishing the British monarchy as the envy of the world. In the year of the present Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, Tracy Borman will eloquently explore the history and evolution of the monarchy from 1066 to the present day.

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