Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at the independent charity Historic Royal Palaces, responsible for opening up the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace to more than three million visitors a year. She studied history at Oxford before working at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings and English Heritage. She is also a BBC television historian, and the author of several non-fiction books including If Walls Could Talk (Faber and Faber) and Sunday Times bestseller Jane Austen At Home (Hodder). In addition she writes historical fiction for readers of eleven plus, including Eliza Rose and My Name is Victoria (Bloomsbury Children’s) and will get dressed up in a historical costume at the drop of a hat. Her latest non-fiction book, Queen Victoria: Daughter, Wife, Mother, Widow was published in paperback in May 2019, by Hodder and Stoughton (UK), and followed by a Radio 4 Series. Most recently, she wrote The Austen Girls, a novel about Jane Austen’s nieces.
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