16 September – HISTORY MASTERCLASS on The Gunpowder Plot, Stowe School, Buckingham, 10am-1pm. click here for more info


29 June – Chalke Valley History Festival: How To Be a Historian – HISTORY MASTERCLASS with Suzannah Lipscomb, Sam Willis and James Daybell, 10am – 12.30. click here for more info.

29 June – TV: History Hit Live at the Chalke Valley History Festival – with Dan Snow and James Holland (at 33:40): https://youtu.be/e3phzE9GQrA?t=33m40s



27 June –  RADIO BBC Wiltshire – talking history on the James Thomas show click here to listen again


REVIEWLondon’s Triumph: Merchant Adventurers and the Tudor City by Stephen Alford for the Guardian FEBRUARY

REVIEWYoung & Damned & Fair: The Life and Tragedy of Catherine Howard at the Court of Henry VIII by Gareth Russell for Literary Review

REVIEWPoets, Players, and Preachers: Remembering the Gunpowder Plot in Seventeenth-Century England by Anne James for TLS