Rebecca Rideal

cropped-img_0855.jpgRebecca is a writer, former television producer and historian, specialising  in the Stuart dynasty and seventeenth-century England. From January 2018, she will be continuing to work towards her PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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. She now focuses on consulting and has worked with a number of heritage sites, TV companies and independent researchers to bring the intricacies of the past to a wider audience.

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).





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