Emma Mason is the Editor of HistoryExtra.com overseeing all content that the website produces. Emma has a degree in modern history and politics and joined the BBC History Magazine team in 2013 as Website Editor. Emma is responsible for commissioning and interviewing expert historians about all areas of history, from Scottish and Catalan nationalism to the popular TV drama Victoria and the birth of royal babies. Her favourite areas of history include the Victorians, the Middle Ages and the Tudors, and in her spare time she enjoys exploring stately homes and castles. Emma previously worked for The Independent, the Press Association and Local World.