11 December – PRIZE: God’s Traitors shortlisted for the Longman-History Today Book Prize click here for more info

30 December – PUBLICATION of Audiobook of God’s Traitors – click here for info



5 November – ARTICLE for Vintage Blog: ‘Gunpowder Women’ – click here to read


30 October – London Fortean Society, Talk on Elizabethan exorcism at the Dirty Dicks, Bishopsgate, 8pm. click here for more info

 29 October – Oxford University History Society, Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College, 8.30pm

17 October – BBC History Magazine Weekend, Malmesbury: 1pm click here for an interview and here to listen to the talk.

16 October – Whitley Hall, Sheffield: 6.30pm: AWT Talk on Mary, Queen of Scots and the English Catholics click here for more info

2 October – Warwick Books Meet the Author event: 10.30am, Lord Leycester’s Hospital click here for more info

1 October – Talk at Stowe School, Buckingham


21 September – RADIO: interview on Talking History, Newstalk Ireland, 8 pm. click here to listen again

18 September – After-dinner talk at Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire

13 September – Chiswick Book Festival: 11am, Tabard Theatre.  click here for more info

11 September – RADIO: Front Row, BBC Radio 4: Reviewing ‘The Real Tudors’, at the National Portrait Gallery, London. click here to listen again

2 September – PRIZE: God’s Traitors longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for non-fiction – click here for Jessie’s Q&A

1 SeptemberUS Publication of God’s Traitors by Oxford University Press USA click here for more info


REVIEW: ‘The Hollow Crown’ by Dan Jones for the Telegraph


19 & 20 July – English Heritage History Live, Kelmarsh Hall, BBC History Lecture Tent click here for more info

God’s Traitors selected as one of the Best Summer Reads in the Times, Sunday TimesFinancial TimesDaily Telegraph and Mail on Sunday.


 18 June – Chatsworth and Whitley Hall: Talk on Mary, Queen of Scots and the English Catholics click here for more info

12 June – Althorp Literary Festival: 3.30pm click here for more info


28 May – Hay Festival: 2.30pm, The Telegraph Stage, Event 250 click here to listen

ARTICLE: BBC History Magazine cover story on Elizabeth I and her Catholic subjects

REVIEW: ‘Shakespeare and the Countess’ by Chris Laoutaris for the Telegraph


26 April – Kempsford Literary Weekend: 5.30pm click here for more info

ARTICLEHistory Today: ‘Beware the Foul Fiend’ and podcast

INTERVIEW: Tudors Q&A for History Revealed Magazine

4 April – ARTICLE for The Catholic Herald: ‘The woman who kept Catholicism alive’ – click here to read

2 April – INTERVIEW: by Beth von Staats for QAB click here to read


Week of 24 March – RADIO: interviews on Moncrieff, Newstalk Ireland, and Bookbound, Dublin City FM

20 March – Bestseller in London’s Evening Standard

14 March – ARTICLE: for The Catholic Herald: ‘Busting the myth of Elizabethan tolerance’   

12March – Launch party of God’s Traitors at Sotheran’s, Piccadilly

photo-74 Sotherans launch

10 March – INTERVIEW: 20 Questions from Natalie Grueninger click here to read

6 March – UK Publication of God’s Traitors by Bodley Head

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