Elinor Evans is the digital editor of HistoryExtra.com and has worked at HistoryExtra and BBC History Magazine for five years. She researches, commissions and writes history articles for the website and regularly interviews historians for the award-winning HistoryExtra podcast. Although Elinor’s BA degree from the University of Exeter is in English, she spent a year studying US history and literature at the College of William and Mary in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. This sparked an ongoing interest in American history and the pop culture of the 20th century, which she was able to dig into when spending a summer in New York City as a graduate of the Columbia Publishing Course. She has interviewed expert speakers including Ron Chernow on Hamilton, classicist Mary Beard, and Robert Lacey, historical advisor to The Crown, and she has a soft spot for the Regency period. In her spare time, Elinor is a lover of the outdoors and travel, and a keen rugby player and fan.