Dr Suzannah Lipscomb is a historian, author and broadcaster.
Suzannah presents BBC4's Hidden Killers series of documentaries - The Victorian Home, The Edwardian Home, The Tudor Home and most recently The Post-War Home, all to great acclaim. She recently co-presented the four part series Henry VIII and His Six Wives with Dan Jones for Channel 5. She also presented Witch Hunt: A Century of Murder and Henry & Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History, both two-part series’ for Channel 5. She is currently filming a new series for the channel focussing on Queen Elizabeth I. The epic story will be driven by the contrasting viewpoints of Suzannah, who will give the viewer Elizabeth’s point of view, and Dan Jones who will highlight the threats posed by her enemies.
Suzannah co-presented ITV's I Never Knew That about Britain and for National Geographic Suzannah presented two series: ‘Bloody Tales of the Tower of London’ and 'Bloody Tales of Europe' and featured extensively throughout BBC2's 'The Last Days of Anne Boleyn' and also Yesterday's Secret Life Of.... series. Suzannah's reports also featured on ITV's Britain's Secret Treasures series. Suzannah also recently appeared on the BBC2 quiz show Insert Name Here.
For the Royal Wedding of 2011, Suzannah commentated live as part of the CTV (Canadian Television) studio coverage from Buckingham Palace. She has also appeared on BBC’s The One Show, Channel 4’s Time Team, and BBC Radio 4, and presented BBC Radio 3’s The Essay. She has also made appearances on BBC2's Newsnight and Channel 4 News.
Suzannah is Head of History and Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at New College of the Humanities.
As a Scholar, Suzannah took a double first in her BA and a distinction in her Masters, both in History at Lincoln College, Oxford. She won the Jowett Senior Scholarship to Balliol College, Oxford, to study her D.Phil. in History, which she was awarded in 2009. In 2006-2007, she held a Royal Historical Society Marshall Research Fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research. In 2007-2010, Suzannah was Research Curator at Hampton Court Palace. She is now a consultant to Historic Royal Palaces and an External Advisory Member on their Research Strategy Board.
She is the author of 1536: The Year that Changed Henry VIII (Lion Hudson, 2009) and A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England (Ebury, Random House, March 2012), the co-editor of Henry VIII and the Court: Art, Politics and Performance (Ashgate, 2012). She writes regularly for BBC History Magazine and History Today and her new book The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII was published in Nov 2015.
She is frequently invited to give talks and after-dinner speeches at galleries, museums, clubs, schools, literary festivals and local history societies.
Suzannah's Website: www.suzannahlipscomb.com
She tweets as @sixteenthCGirl
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