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With a PhD in medieval landscape archaeology, HistoryExtra's Content Director David has worked in the history publishing industry for almost 20 years. He is the author of '100 Places that made Britain' and co-author of 'The Story of the Bayeux Tapestry'

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Prior to joining HistoryExtra, Kev was deputy editor of BBC History Revealed. A journalist of more than a decade, he is an arch-fan of all things medieval and Viking, with a particular interest in the intersections between history and pop culture

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Rachel joined the team in 2017 having worked as a news reporter for the Gloucestershire Gazette. She has degrees in English Literature and Multimedia Journalism, but has always loved reading and writing about history

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Lauren joined HistoryExtra in 2022 after completing an MA in Creative Writing, for which her main project was an historical fiction novel. She holds a degree in English and Classical Studies, during which she studied ancient history and philosophy

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Anna Whitelock 

Historian, author, professor, broadcaster, and director of the Centre for the Study of Modern Monarchy

Dan Jones

Award-winning historian of the Middle Ages, TV presenter and New York Times bestselling author 

David Olusoga

Award-winning broadcaster and presenter of multiple BBC series including 'A House Through Time'

Emma Dabiri

Broadcaster, teaching fellow and author of ‘What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition’

Michael Wood

Professor of public history at the University of Manchester and presenter of numerous BBC series 

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Best-selling biographer, historian, broadcaster, and regular media commentator on royal and historical affairs 

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A near-contemporary depiction of the 14th-century English monk, mathematician and astronomer Richard of Wallingford. Monks were among the leading scientific practitioners during the medieval period. (Photo by Bridgeman)
Half-sisters and daughters of Henry VIII: Mary Tudor (left) and Elizabeth I, who both reigned as queen of England. (Photos by Getty Images)
A Victorian Christmas