Welcome to the official website of author and historian Tracy Borman
My new series, The Private Lives of Monarchs, begins at 9pm on Monday 20th November, on the Yesterday Channel. The series will go behind the scenes to explore the secrets of five of the most famous kings and queens in history, including Queen Victoria and 'mad' King George III. For more details or to watch on line, go to: https://yesterday.uktv.co.uk/shows/private-lives-of-the-monarchs/
My latest book, The Private Lives of the Tudors, was published in paperback by Hodder & Stoughton on 9 March 2017. Click here for a review by Dan Jones in the Sunday Times. My 'royal progress' tour has now been announced! For a full listing of my talks on this and other books, click on Events. A 3-part TV series based on the book was broadcast on Yesterday and can still be viewed on line.
I'm delighted to announce the launch of a new on line resource about Elizabeth I that I curated for The National Archives. Including transcripts and commentary on a collection of original manuscripts, it explores her style of monarchy and considers whether she really was a 'weak and feeble woman'. http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/education/resources/elizabeth-monarchy/