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David Mitchell on a new history of England’s monarchy
Comedian, actor and writer David Mitchell discusses his new book on England’s monarchy, offering a fresh take on centuries of kings and queens
From his turn as Shakespeare in Upstart Crow to his historical sketches with Robert Webb, comedian and actor David Mitchell’s work has often touched on the past. Now he’s written his first history book, Unruly, charting England’s monarchy from its earliest days to the reign of Elizabeth I. David tells Matt Elton about this storied history.
David Mitchell is the author of Unruly: A History of England's Kings and Queens (Penguin, 2023)