17 November – London History Festival: 7pm: God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England – click here for more info

3 November – Art Fund Lecture with Lady Vaux, Gatehouse of Fleet – click here for more info


31 October – PODCAST: Talking Tudors with Dan Snow on History Hit. click here to listen

29 October – English PEN announces the judging panel for the Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History: Lara Feigel, David Reynolds and Jessie Childs. click here for more info

REVIEW: An Industrious Mind: The Worlds of Sir Simonds D’Ewes by J. Sears McGee for the TLS


REVIEWHow to Plan a Crusade by Christopher Tyerman for the Guardian

19 September – Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival: 12pm – click here for more info








16 September – Evening talk at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire


25 August – RADIO: Historians’ Question Time with Claire Tomalin, Justin Champion and Dan Jones. Chaired by Helen Castor. Making History, BBC Radio 4, 3pm


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Chalke Valley History Festival:

26 JuneGod’s Traitors talk click here for more info







28 June – 10am, BBC Tent: Armada: 12 Days to Save England – Panel with Anna Whitelock, Saul David and the Executive Producer Cameron Balbirnie.

28 June – 3.15pm, BBC Tent: Historians’ Question Time for Making History, BBC Radio4 – with Claire Tomalin, Justin Champion and Dan Jones. Chaired by Helen Castor.

REVIEWThe Audacious Crimes of Colonel Blood by Robert Hutchinson for the TLS




24 May, 31 May, 7 June – TV: Contributor to ‘ARMADA: 12 Days to Save England’, BBC 2, 9pm Armada pic



29 April – The Upper Room Lecture, Hammersmith, 8pm – click here for more info

15 April – PEN Literary Salon at the London Book Fair, Olympia, 4.30pm – In conversation with Tom Holland:


9 April – PRIZE: God’s Traitors wins the PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History click here for PEN press release



21 March – Sheffield Manor Lodge, 2.30pm – click here for more info

19 March – Harrowden Hall, 7pm

5 March – UK Paperback PUBLICATION of God’s Traitors by Vintage – click here for more info


REVIEW: ‘My History’ by Antonia Fraser for the The Tablet

22 January – Jaipur Literature Festival: 2.15pm: Terror & Faith in history with Peter Frankopan, William Pinch, Ahmed Rashid and Llewelyn Morgan

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21 January – Jaipur Literature Festival: 5pm: God’s Traitors introduced by William Dalrymple.


20 January – TV: Contributor to ‘Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home’, BBC FOUR, 9pm