Tracy Borman is a best-selling author, British historian, and broadcaster. Earning her PhD in history in 1997, she has had a successful career in heritage, working for the Heritage Lottery Fund, The National Archives, and English Heritage. She is now the Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust and Joint Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces, the charity that manages historical landmarks such as the Tower of London and Kew Palace.
Tracy regularly appears on TV and radio, including presenting The Private Lives of the Monarchs (Yesterday) and Inside the Tower of London (Channel 5), and is often invited to give public talks and lectures across the country. She also regularly contributes to a wide range of national newspapers and history magazines, notably BBC History. She is the prolific author of countless highly acclaimed books, including The Ring and the Crown, The Private Lives of the Tudors, Henry VIII and the Men that Made Him, and her Frances Gorges historical trilogy. Her most recent title, Crown & Sceptre, is an ambitious history of evolution of the monarchy from 1066 to present day drawn from a lifetime dedication to the study of British history.