Tracy Borman is an acclaimed author and historian. Born in Lincoln, she studied and taught history at the University of Hull and was awarded a PhD in 1997. She went on to a successful career in heritage and has worked for a range of historic properties and national heritage organisations, including the Heritage Lottery Fund, the National Archives and English Heritage. Tracy is now joint Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, the charity that manages five of the most iconic historic sites in Britain: the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and the Banqueting House. She is also Chief Executive of the Heritage Education Trust, which encourages children to visit and learn from historic properties.
Tracy has regularly appeared on television and radio, and has featured in a range of magazines and newspapers. She is a regular contributor to history magazines, including articles in BBC History Magazine on the history of beauty and 18th century ‘It’ Girls. In addition, she is an extremely accomplished and popular speaker, and travels across the country and overseas giving talks on a wide range of subjects.