Writer of the month

Monthly talks at The National Archives

The National Archives is hosting Writer of the Month, a series of talks to broaden awareness of historical records and their uses for writers. Each month, a high-profile author will visit The National Archives as our Writer of the Month to share their writing experience and tell us more about their books.

Whether you’re a fan of the book or author, or an aspiring writer yourself, these talks shouldn’t be missed!

Tickets cost £6 (£4.80 for Friends of The National Archives). Book your tickets now.

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  • Thumbnail image of Ben MacintyreImage of book cover

    15 January 2013

    Ben Macintyre

    Hunting for Spies in The National Archives

  • Thumbnail image of Anthony BeevorImage of book coverImage of book cover

    12 March 2013

    Antony Beevor

    Stalingrad and Berlin - Researching the Reality of War

  • Thumbnail image of Ian MortimerImage of book cover

    14 May 2013

    Ian Mortimer

    An A-Z of Interesting Things about Elizabethan England

  • Thumbnail image of Peter HennessyImage of book cover

    9 July 2013

    Peter Hennessy

    Writing a History of One’s Own Times

  • Thumbnail image of Lucy WorsleyImage of book cover

    10 September 2013

    Lucy Worsley

    An Intimate History of Your Home

  • Thumbnail image of Tracy BormanImage of book cover

    12 November 2013

    Tracy Borman

    Witches: Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction in Jacobean England

  • Thumbnail image of Joanna Bourke Image of book cover

    21 February 2014

    Professor Joanna Bourke

    Human Woes: Researching Violence and Pain in the Archives

  • Thumbnail image of Richard Roberts

    9 April 2014

    Richard Roberts

    Saving the City: The Great Financial Crisis of 1914

  • Thumbnail image of Lucy Worsley Image of book cover

    25 June 2014

    Lucy Worsley

    A Very British Murder

  • Thumbnail image of Philippa Gregory Image of book cover

    13 August 2014

    Philippa Gregory

    The King's Curse

  • Thumbnail image of Hester Vaizey Image of book cover

    31 October 2014

    Hester Vaizey

    Stories from behind the Berlin Wall

  • Thumbnail image of Matthew Parris and Andrew Bryson Image of book cover

    03 December 2014

    Matthew Parris and Andrew Bryson

    The Ambassador's Suitcase

  • Thumbnail image of Antonia Fraser Image of book cover

    28 January 2015

    Antonia Fraser

    This is a talk in conversation style about Antonia Fraser's book My History - A Memoir of Growing Up.

  • Thumbnail image of Jenny Uglow Image of book cover

    18 March 2015

    Jenny Uglow

    This is a talk about Jenny Uglow's book In These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793-1815.

  • Thumbnail image of Alison Weir Image of book cover

    13 May 2015

    Alison Weir

    This is a talk about Alison Weir's book The Marriage Game.

  • Thumbnail image of Dr Dan Jones Image of book cover

    15 July 2015

    Dr Dan Jones

    Dr Dan Jones in conversation with Dr Nick Barratt about his book 'The Hollow Crown'.

  • Thumbnail image of Dr Suzannah Lipscomb Image of book cover

    23 September 2015

    Dr Suzannah Lipscomb

    The King is Dead: The Last Will and Testament of Henry VIII.

  • Thumbnail image of Mike Pitts Image of book cover

    18 November 2015

    Mike Pitts

    Digging for Richard III: How Archaeology Found the King.

  • Thumbnail image of Gus Casely-HayfordImage of book cover

    12 February 2013

    Gus Casely-Hayford

    A session ‘in conversation’ with the historian, talking about his recent book, The Lost Kingdoms of Africa

  • Thumbnail image of John GuyImage of book cover

    13 April 2013

    Professor John Guy

    The Children of Henry VIII

  • Thumbnail image of Dominic SandbrookImage of book cover

    11 June 2013

    Dominic Sandbrook

    A session ‘in conversation’ with the author, talking about his latest book Seasons in the Sun: The Battle for Britain, 1974-1979

  • Thumbnail image of Rachel JohnsonImage of book cover

    13 August 2013

    Rachel Johnson

    'Suddenly, All Roads Led to Munich, 1936 - why I wrote Winter Games'

  • Thumbnail image of Kathy ChaterImage of book cover

    8 October 2013

    Dr Kathy Chater

    Researching Untold Histories: Black people in England and Wales during the period of the British slave trade, c.1660-1807

  • Thumbnail image of Celia Brayfield

    29 January 2014

    Celia Brayfield

    Writing Fiction based on Family History

  • Thumbnail image of Jeremy Paxman Image of book cover

    28 March 2014

    Jeremy Paxman

    Great Britain's Great War

  • Thumbnail image of Kate Adie Image of book cover

    1 May 2014

    Kate Adie

    Fighting on the Home Front. The Legacy of Women in World War One

  • Thumbnail image of David Thomas Image of book cover

    16 July 2014

    David Thomas

    Beggars, Cheats and Forgers

  • Thumbnail image of Richard Taylor Image of book cover

    10 September 2014

    Richard Taylor

    Secrets of The National Archives

  • Thumbnail image of Tracy Borman Image of book cover

    18 November 2014

    Tracy Borman

    Thomas Cromwell

  • Thumbnail image of Ranulph Fiennes Image of book cover

    18 December 2014

    Ranulph Fiennes


  • Thumbnail image of Helen Castor Image of book cover

    11 February 2015

    Helen Castor

    This is a talk in conversation style about Helen Castor's book Joan of Arc: A History.

  • Thumbnail image of Adam Nicolson

    15 April 2015

    Adam Nicolson

    This is a talk about Adam Nicolson's work Wordsworth's and Coleridge's Year Together in Somerset, 1797-1798.

  • Thumbnail image of Richard Evans Image of book cover

    3 June 2015

    Richard Evans

    This is a talk in conversation by Richard Evans about his latest book The Third Reich in History and Memory.

  • Thumbnail image of Peter Doggett Image of book cover

    19 August 2015

    Peter Doggett

    Electric Shock: how popular music made the modern world.

  • Thumbnail image of Richard Overy Image of book cover

    14 October 2015

    Richard Overy

    A History of War in 100 Battles.