Here you can find links to articles written by Suzannah, about her, or featuring her work.
Her reviews of books are at the end.
Evening Standard: ‘Suzannah Lipscomb’s My London’, Hannah Nathanson, December 2013
The historian likes the Soho Arts Theatre Club and wants to buy Somerset House
Click here to read the text.
Radio Times: ‘The History Girls’ Rosie Millard, December 2013
Female historians like Suzannah Lipscomb are giving the history boys a run for their money in the lecture hall – and on television…
Mail on Sunday: ‘The History Girls: meet the women building a bright future from the past’, Lisa Hilton, November 2013
Click on the picture to read the article which features Suzannah together with Dr Kate Williams, Dr Anna Whitelock, Lisa Hilton, Dr. Cassie Newland, Hallie Rubenhold, and Dr Janina Ramirez.
I’m holding a map of Nîmes from 1562 by Georg Braun and Franz Hogenberg from the same period the book I’m writing, which is about the lives of Huguenot women in 16th-century France. I marvel at the fact that this map of Nîmes, which hangs above my desk, was drawn at the time they were walking in the city’s streets’
How would London have celebrated [the birth of Prince George] in the 16th century?
With gunfire and bonfires across the city, and the fountains in Trafalgar Square would have flowed with wine.
Evening Standard: ‘Quote of the Day’, July 2013.
Quite fun… I tweeted this on the morning of Prince George’s birth and discovered it later quoted in the Evening Standard!!
The Mail on Sunday: ‘You’re History, Dr. Starkey!’ Elizabeth Sanderson, June 2013.
“Look out! TV’s new telegenic academic delivers this memorable lecture for “sexist and grey-haired’ older rivals – and notes: ‘Genitalia do not help anyone understand any better…’ “
“Her speech is peppered with fascinating tidbits”
Read the article here >>
Royal Central: A Review of The Last Days of Anne Boleyn, BBC2, Karen Kilrow, May 2012
“I think Suzannah Lipscomb summed up the debate perfectly when she said– ‘When it comes to the fall of Anne Boleyn there is just enough evidence to keep historians guessing and just enough gaps to mean they can never reach the solution.’”
Breast implants, bleached teeth, liposuction and Botox . . . the most famous characters in history would have looked very different if they’d been around today.
From Henry VIII to Lord Nelson, Queen Elizabeth I to Marie Antoinette and William Shakespeare – five portraits imagine giants from history with a distinctly 21st-century twist.
Read all about it here >>
The Telegraph Travel: ‘Oxford: My Kind of Town‘, April 2013
It is extraordinarily beautiful to walk through and with its university, a great cultural centre. If you are sitting in a café you will catch snatches of conversation on Hegel or Harry Potter or Star Wars or Proust.
BBC History magazine: ‘Anne Boleyn: Why did Henry VIII want her dead?’ March 2013
The Daily Telegraph: Booker Prize 2012: Mantel’s trip drips with the often putrid scents of the Tudor age, October 2012
‘Hilary Mantel has won the Booker for a second time. If her first award brought Tudor fiction to a wider audience, her second will surely seal her mastery of the form.
In a broad sub-genre that ranges from the toe-curlingly anachronistic or – as critic Mark Lawson said of the TV series The Tudors – simply “soft porn disguised as history”…’
The Daily Telegraph: ‘Table talk: Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb chooses six dream dinner companions from the past’, March 2012
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Sir Thomas Roe
Click here to find out why Suzannah chose these six historical characters
BBC History Magazine: ‘Where History Happened: Tudor Courtiers’, March 2012
Angel Magazine: ‘A new era?’, Emily Paine, February 2012
History Today: ‘All the King’s Fools’, August 2011
The Guardian: ‘Disability is deep in comedy’s DNA’, Brian Logan, February 2011
“The learning disabled were held to have “access to a divine wisdom”, says Lipscomb, and to keep a fool absolved one’s sins.”
Read about the Fools of Henry VIII’s Court here >>
Attain Magazine: ‘Tudor Queen speaks to Sutton Valence scholars’, November 2010
“Glamorous and gifted Tudor expert Dr Suzannah Lipscomb visited Sutton Valence School, near Maidstone, to give students an insight into her work as a living historian.”
Reform Magazine: ‘Henry’s big year’, October 2009
The Times Literary Supplement, ‘Miscarried’ (review of 1536), Lucy Wooding, September 2009
Essence Magazine: ‘Henry’s pleasure palace’, July 2009
The Oxford Times: ‘The new face of Tudor history’, Reg Little
“Being around Henry VIII for any length of time proved an unhappy experience for some women. But Suzannah Lipscomb has been happily living with the tyrannical king for two years now, with no separation being contemplated for a while yet.”
Click on the picture to read all the article
History Today: ‘Who was Henry VIII and when did it all go wrong?’, April 2009
The Daily Telegraph: ‘The year that changed Henry VIII’, Caroline Gammell, April 2009
When Henry became king in 1509, his accession received a rapturous greeting.
He was seen as intelligent, a fine linguist, musician and keen sportsman
Read what went wrong here >>
The Times: ‘Henry VIII ‘turned into a tyrant’ by his own annus horribilis’, Will Pavia, April 2009
History Today: ‘Henry VIII at Hampton Court’, with Tom Betteridge, January 2009
Review of Ian Mortimer’s The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England, History Today, April 2012
If ‘the past is a foreign country’, where ‘they do things differently’, Mortimer’s Time Traveller books are our historical Lonely Planets.
By using telling details to evoke the world of the past, he writes history as people want to read it. Read the whole review here >>
Review of G.W. Bernard’s Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions, Renaissance Quarterly, Spring 2011
Review of Lucy Worsley’s Courtiers, History Today, January 2011
Review of Mark Dawson’s Plenti and Grase, History Today, April 2010
Review of Maureen Waller’s, The English Marriage: Tales of Love, Money and Adultery, The Sunday Telegraph, November 2009