Welcome to tracyborman.co.uk
Welcome to the official website of author and historian Tracy Borman. Here you will find details of Tracy's books, Henrietta Howard: King's Mistress, Queen's Servant, Elizabeth's Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen and Matilda: Queen of the Conqueror, as well as a biography, details of events and book signings, and information on forthcoming publications. There are also links to other sites of interest.
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Tracy will be taking part in BBC History Magazine's first History Weekend - a special event drawing together leading historians and authors from across the country. The event will take place in Malmesbury from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th October 2013. Tracy will be speaking about her forthcoming book, Witches, at 2pm on the Saturday. Find out more at: http://www.historyweekend.com/speaker-profile-tracy-borman
Tracy featured in the acclaimed new Channel 4 series, Walking Through History, presented by Tony Robinson. The programme, which was aired on Saturday 13th April 2013, explored 'The Tudor Way' in East Sussex. http://www.channel4.com/programmes/walking-through-history/4od
Tracy also featured in The King's War on Witchcraft, a Channel 5 documentary about witchcraft during the reign of James I. http://www.channel5.com/shows/revealed/episodes/the-kings-war-on-witches-revealed
Tracy has recently been appointed Interim Chief Curator for Historic Royal Palaces. In this exciting new role (which she shares with Chief Curator, Dr Lucy Worsley) Tracy will help to bring the history of five iconic palaces to life for visitors and the general public. Based at Hampton Court Palace, she will also work at the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kew Palace and the Banqueting House, Whitehall. For more information about the palaces, visit: www.hrp.org.uk
Matilda: Queen of the Conqueror
Tracy's last book, Matilda: Queen of the Conqueror, was published by Jonathan Cape in 2011. It was launched at a special event hosted by Historic Royal Palaces at the Tower of London. The paperback was published by Vintage the following year.
Matilda of Flanders was the diminutive yet formidable wife of William the Conqueror. As Duchess of Normandy and Queen of England, she broke the mould of female consorts and carved out a position of power in a male-dominated world. It was largely thanks to her that William was able to establish the mighty Norman dynasty and win over his rebellious English subjects. In this compelling new biography, Tracy tells the story of Matilda's rise to power, her tempestuous marriage to William, and the treachery that tore the Norman dynasty apart. To order your copy, go to: www.amazon.co.uk or www.randomhouse.co.uk
In spring 2011, Tracy co-wrote a book with fellow 'History Girls' Alison Weir, Kate Williams and Sarah Gristwood about the history of royal weddings, to coincide with Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding on 29 April. The Ring and the Crown: A History of Royal Weddings 1066-2011 was published on 31 March 2011 by Hutchinson and generated a great deal of publicity. Tracy appeared in several television programmes, including BBC1's Britain's Royal Weddings, BBC News 24 and Sky News.
Tracy’s last biography, Elizabeth’s Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen is out now in paperback. It was Book of the Week on Radio 4 and was highly acclaimed by reviewers, including the Telegraph and the Guardian. A feature by Tracy on the book appeared in the September 2009 issue of BBC History Magazine, with a linked podcast at: BBC History Magazine. There were also features on Elizabeth's Women in the Radio Times and Daily Express.
Tracy’s first book, King’s Mistress, Queen’s Servant: The Life and Times of Henrietta Howard, was re-released in paperback in July 2010. It is available to buy from Amazon.co.uk or Random House. It is also available as an audio book, produced by Clipper Audio.