find out where you can meet Helen and hear her speak

I passionately believe that as an author and historian I should get out there and not just talk to readers about work published or in progress, but also to debate history with my peers and uncover new ideas for future work

Events listing



Royal Collection Trust, Buckingham Palace – 27th February

Talk on Women in the Crimean War, to tie in with the exhibition on the work of Crimean War photographer Roger Fenton,  Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace


SouthSouthWest Education Festival, Austin, Texas

‘Romanovs 100’ – link to the festival website here

 Publication Day for the UK paperback of  Race to Save the Romanovs – 7th March


Great Lives, Mary Washington University, Fredericksburg – 4th April

Talk on ‘Russia’s Last Imperial Family: The Public and Private Lives of the Romanovs’, for the Great Lives Series, Spring Program

Publication Day for the US paperback of  Race to Save the Romanovs – 7th April


Talk on The Race to Save the Romanovs, at Guernsey Literary Festival – Friday 3rd May, 11.30am

The festival link is here.

Caledonia: The Splendours of Scotland – 24th-26th May

Guest historical expert on Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, for Alison Weir’s tour exploring royal connections with Scotland

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