Hampton Court
Hampton Court
Professor Suzannah Lipscomb

Professor Suzannah Lipscomb is an award-winning historian, author, and broadcaster. She is Professor Emerita 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.

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 solo book was The Voices of Nîmes: Women, Sex, and Marriage in Reformation Languedoc for Oxford University Press (out in paperback in 2022), which was described as 'captivating' by the TLS, 'proficient, passionate, and witty' by History Today, and 'a beautiful book, grippingly written, and destined to be a classic of social history' by Professor Sir Simon Schama. She also co-edited What is History, Now? (W&N), with Helen Carr, which came out in 2021.

Suzannah has written and presented numerous history documentary series on the BBC, ITV, Channel Five, etc. These include ‘Witch Hunt: A Century of Murder’ and ‘Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History’ for Channel 5, and the five-part ‘Hidden Killers’ series including ‘Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home’ for BBC 4. She is the host of Not Just the Tudors podcast from History Hit.

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