2017

SEPTEMBER

16 September – HISTORY MASTERCLASS on The Gunpowder Plot, Stowe School, Buckingham, 10am-1pm

The Gunpowder Plot – A History Masterclass with Jessie Childs

History Today interview – ON THE SPOT

JUNE

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

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

APRIL

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

2016

DECEMBER

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

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NOVEMBER

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.

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER

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

JUNE

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

MAY

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

APRIL

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

MARCH

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

FEBRUARY

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

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JANUARY

REVIEWCatullus’ Bedspread by Daisy Dunn for Standpoint

2015

NOVEMBER

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

OCTOBER

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

SEPTEMBER

REVIEWHow to Plan a Crusade by Christopher Tyerman for the Guardian

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

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16 September – Evening talk at Stonyhurst College, Lancashire

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AUGUST

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

JUNE

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

MAY

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

 

APRIL

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:

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

 

MARCH

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

JANUARY

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.

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

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2014

DECEMBER

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

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NOVEMBER

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

OCTOBER

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

SEPTEMBER

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

AUGUST

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

JULY

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.

JUNE

 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

MAY

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

APRIL

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

MARCH

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

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

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