Tracy Borman
Agent(s): Julian Alexander

Tracy Borman OBE is a best-selling author, British historian, and broadcaster. She studied and taught history at the University of Hull and was awarded a PhD in 1997.  Today, she is an honorary professor and Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln and in 2024, she was awarded an OBE for her services to heritage.

She has worked for a range of historic properties and national heritage organisations, including the Heritage Lottery Fund, The National Archives and English Heritage. Tracy is now Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust, a charity that encourages children to visit and learn from historic properties. She is also Joint Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces, the charity that manages Hampton Court Palace, the Tower of London, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace, Hillsborough Castle and the Banqueting House, Whitehall.

Tracy has regularly appeared on television and radio as both a presenter and panel member. Her TV credits include Inside the Tower of London, Britain’s Easter Story, University Challenge and Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him. In addition, she also gives public talks and lectures on a wide range of subjects. One of the series she presented, Private Lives of the Tudors, was based on her book of the same name. In 2023, Tracy embarked on her first theatre tour across the UK, How To Be A Good Monarch, a sweeping audio-visual exploration of the history of the monarchy over the last thousand years.

Tracy is the bestselling author of a number of books including a highly acclaimed biography of Thomas Cromwell and a sequence of novels set in Jacobean England.



Inside the Tower of London, 2018 – present (Channel 5)

Blood, Sex and Royalty, 2023 (Netflix)

The Gunpowder Plot, 2023 (Channel 5)

Queens That Changed The World, 2023 (Channel 4)

The Queen’s Coronation in Colour, 2022 (ITV)

The Road to the Crown, 2022 (History Hit)

Who Do You Think You Are with Josh Widdicombe, 2021 (BBC)

Thomas Cromwell: A Very Modern Tudor, 2021 (Channel 5)

Lady Rochford, 2021 (Channel 5)

The Fall of Anne Boleyn, 2020 (Channel 5)

Who Do You Think You Are with Danny Dyer, 2016 (BBC)

Private Lives of the Tudors, 2016 (Yesterday)

Private Lives of the Monarchs, 2017 (Yesterday)

Private Lives, 2018 (Yesterday)

Britain’s Easter Story , 2019 (BBC 1)

Britain’s Christmas Story, 2019 (BBC 1)

University Challenge, 2019 (BBC 2)

Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him, (Smithsonian Channel)