PODCAST – 22 December – Discussing years worse than 2016 with Dan Snow, Marc Morris and Dan Jones on History Hit. Click here to listen







TV18 November & 9 December: Contributor to ‘SECRETS OF GREAT BRITISH CASTLES’ presented by Dan Jones. Eps. 3 (York Castle) & 6 (Arundel Castle) – 8pm, Channel 5.





REVIEW: The Tunnel Through Time: A New Route for an Old London Journey by Gillian Tindall for The Daily Telegraph

21 September – TALK: The Keys: The Catholic Writers’ Guild of England and Wales, Farm Street, Mayfair


20 June‘Shifting Sands: Historians Change Their Minds’History Today


REVIEWElizabeth: The Forgotten Years by John Guy for The Daily Telegraph

REVIEW: A Stain in the Blood: The remarkable voyage of Sir Kenelm Digby by Joe Moshenska for the TLS


PODCAST – 29 April: Talking God’s Traitors with Dan Snow on History Hit. click here to listen

10 April – Cambridge Literary Festival: 5:30-6:30pm: PEN Hessell-Tiltman Prize for History. Judges Lara Feigel, David Reynolds and Jessie Childs discuss their shortlist and the winner of the 2016 Hessell-Tiltman Prize (The German War by Nicholas Stargardt), and reflect on trends in historical non-fiction and what makes a prize-winning history book. click here for more info


8 March – Highgate Literary & Scientific Institution, 8pm: God’s Traitors: Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England. click here for more info


1 February – TV: Contributor to ‘BLOODY QUEENS: Elizabeth and Mary’, BBC 2, 9pm. click here for more info and a clip. ‘The historian, Jessie Childs, excelled at telling the story with infectious enthusiasm.’ – The Telegraph

Bloody Queens BBC b:w


REVIEWCatullus’ Bedspread by Daisy Dunn for Standpoint