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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.

Tracy is the author of a number of highly acclaimed books including The Private Lives of the Tudors: Uncovering the Secrets of Britain's Greatest Dynasty, 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. Tracy is also a regular broadcaster and public speaker, giving talks on her books across the UK and abroad.

Genres: Historical
Tracy Borman recommends
Morgan is My Name (2023)
(Morgan le Fay, book 1)
Sophie Keetch
"Evocative, haunting and utterly addictive, this is a book to lose yourself in."
The Burnings (2023)
Naomi Kelsey
"This gripping, vividly evoked novel takes the reader to the dark heart of the sixteenth century witch hunts. Witchcraft, espionage and the deadly world of the royal court fuse into a compelling, unforgettable narrative. A stunning debut."
The Ring of Fate (2022)
(Timeless Falcon Dual Timeline, book 2)
Phillipa Vincent-Connolly
"Pacey and engaging."
The Drowned City (2021)
(Daniel Pursglove, book 1)
K J Maitland
"Skilfully interweaves the threads of natural catastrophe, murder, conspiracy and espionage that go right to the heart of the Jacobean court."
Katheryn Howard (2020)
(Six Tudor Queens, book 5)
Alison Weir
"To say my expectations were high would be an understatement; to say that this wonderful book exceeded them would be even more so. In this vivid and beautifully crafted portrayal, Alison Weir transforms Henry VIII's much-maligned fourth wife into a woman of passion, courage, and mystery. Utterly gripping and endlessly surprising, this novel captivates from the first page to the last."
The Glass Woman (2019)
Caroline Lea
"Haunting, evocative and utterly compelling. The beautifully drawn narrative transports the reader to a time and place steeped in mystery and superstition, where nothing is ever quite as it seems. Stunning."

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