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Anna regularly appears on news, current affairs and live broadcasts on television and radio as a royal expert, historical consultant and commentator for the BBC, ITV News, Sky News, NBC, CNN and Channel 9. She has also appeared in a number of television programmes including Armada: Twelve Days to Save England, Newsnight, The Culture Show (BBC Two), Tales from the Royal Bedchamber (BBC Four), The One Show, The Manor Reborn (BBC One), Britain’s Secret Homes (ITV), TimeTeam (Channel 4) and The British (Sky Atlantic). She presented a BBC iWonder guide on the Origins of the Tudor dynasty and wrote and presented Heritage Wars on BBC Radio 2. She was one of the contributing historians on BBC Radio 4's landmark series The Art of Monarchy. Anna was one of the panellists on BBC 2’s The Great History Quiz: The Tudors.

Anna is also a prize-winning author having written Mary Tudor: England’s First Queen and Elizabeth’s Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen’s Court. She also writes and reviews for The Telegraph, The Guardian, Times Literary Supplement, BBC History magazine, History Today and The New York Times.

She is a reader in early modern history at Royal Holloway University of London and lectures on political, social and cultural history in the sixteenth and seventeenth century and is director of the London Centre for Public History and Heritage. She gained her Ph.D from Corpus Christi College in Cambridge and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society.



Reader in Early Modern History, Director of the London Centre for Public History and Heritage at Royal Holloway, University of London, author, Ph.D, Royal Historical Society fellow