Hello there! It’s been a long time since I wrote on this blog, and I’ve decided not to retire it exactly, but with book number three coming up later this year I’m taking a new approach. I’m starting a free monthly newsletter which will bring you content right into your email box from my writing den. I hope you enjoy it: find out more about what I’m planning and how to subscribe here. If you’re already subscribed to this blog then you will receive the first issue of the newsletter automatically (and can cancel if you don’t want to continue)…but I hope you will!
About Caroline Shenton
Dr Caroline Shenton is an archivist and historian. She was formerly Director of the Parliamentary Archives in London, and before that was a senior archivist at the National Archives. Her book The Day Parliament Burned Down won the Political Book of the Year Award in 2013 and Mary Beard called it 'microhistory at its absolute best' while Dan Jones considered it 'glorious'. Its acclaimed sequel, Mr Barryís War, about the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster, was a Book of the Year in 2016 for The Daily Telegraph and BBC History Magazine and was described by Lucy Worsley as 'a real jewel, finely wrought and beautiful'. During 2017 Caroline was Political Writer in Residence at Gladstone's Library.