Chief Curator of Historic Royal Palaces, the independent charity which opens the unoccupied royal palaces to the public, Lucy is a brilliant young historian who leads a team of 22 curators responsible for presenting The Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace to more than 3 million visitors a year. Her books include Cavalier – A Biography of a Seventeenth Century Playboy which is a genuine ‘upstairs-downstairs ‘of life in the home of a Cavalier Sir William Cavendish. Faber and Bloomsbury US publish Courtier -The Secret History of the Georgian Court, which forms the basis of her TV series on The Hanovarians. She has become a popular history presenter on BBC. Faber published If Walls Could Talk – An Intimate History of the Home to accompany a BBC2 series. The Great British Murder was published by BBC Books to tie in with a TV series in Autumn 2013.