David Starkey
historian; broadcaster; professor of history; author, Henry: model of a tyrant; documentary maker

David Starkey is one of Britain’s leading historians. He is an honorary fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, and honorary professor of history at the University of Buckingham. He is the author of many books – including Henry: model of a tyrant, out in 2020 – has guest-curated several major historical exhibitions and made some of the most important and widely watched historical documentary series on TV. He is winner of the WH Smith Prize for Biography and the Norton Medlicott Medal for services to History presented by the Historical Association. He is Hon. D. Litt. of the Universities of Kent, Lancaster and Buckingham; visiting professor at Kent and Christ Church Canterbury; Hon. Commodore of the National Maritime Museum, Trustee and Hon. Commodore of the Mary Rose and was made a CBE in 2007.

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