Rebecca is a writer, freelance television producer and historian (specialising in the Stuart dynasty, the Restoration court, Anglo-Dutch Wars and seventeenth-century England).
As a specialist factual television producer she has been responsible for developing and producing numerous history and science documentaries, including: Bloody Tales of the Tower, Adventurer’s Guide to Britain, Jack the Ripper: Killer Revealed, Escape from Nazi Death Camp, Inside the Body Beautiful and the triple Emmy award-winning series David Attenborough’s First Life. More recently, Rebecca has worked in a freelance capacity on ad hoc specialist factual projects.
Alongside TV work, Rebecca also writes for The Guardian, New Statesman, BBC History Magazine and History Today on topics as varied as early modern women, fiction vs nonfiction, the portrayal of literary figures, the Great Plague and the accuracy of historical drama.
Her first nonfiction book, 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire, is published by John Murray (UK) and St Martin Press (US).