Anna Whitelock
Reader in Early Modern History, Royal Holloway, University of London

Anna Whitelock is a reader in early modern history at Royal Holloway, University of London. She lectures on political, social and cultural history in the 16th and 17th century, and is director of the London Centre for Public History. Her latest book is Elizabeth’s Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen’s Court (2013), published in the US as The Queen’s Bed, which won the 2015 American PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld award for biography. She lives in Cambridge.

Written by Anna Whitelock

Helen Mirren in HBO’s Elizabeth I. Courtesy HBO

Nations and empires
Why the Tudors still rule

The Tudors are always good box office, but their melodramatic lives distract from a much deeper legacy of civic nationhood

Anna Whitelock