Professor Lipscomb is an award-winning historian, author, and broadcaster. She is Professor of History at the University of Roehampton, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a columnist for History Today. She received a double First, MSt, and DPhil in History from Lincoln and Balliol Colleges, Oxford, and was formerly Research Curator at Hampton Court Palace and Head of the Faculty of History at the New College of the Humanities. She published her first book 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII in 2009, followed by A Visitor’s Companion in Tudor England (Ebury, 2012), The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII (Head of Zeus, 2015), and Witchcraft (Penguin Ladybird, 2018).
Her most recent book is The Voices of Nîmes: Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc for Oxford University Press, which was described as ‘captivating’ by the Times Literary Supplement, ‘a finely wrought and colourful mosaic’ by Literary Review, ‘proficient, passionate, and witty’ by History Today, and ‘a beautiful book, grippingly written, and destined to be a classic of social history’ by Sir Simon Schama. Suzannah is also a well-established television presenter, having presented 18 history documentary series on the BBC, ITV, and other channels.