Best known for his Radio 4 series This Sceptred Isle, which recounted the history of Britain from the Romans to the death of Queen Victoria, Christopher Lee is a multi-award winning writer, historian and broadcaster.
His early career as a BBC defence and foreign affairs correspondent moved from journalism to academia when Christopher become the first Quartercentenary Fellow in Contemporary History and Gomes Lecturer at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He is also a visiting lecturer at City University, an Associate Fellow at Chatham House and a member of the editorial advisory board of the BBC History magazine.
Christopher is a prolific author and playwright, with over 100 BBC Radio 4 plays to his name, including the long-running series Our Brave Boys. He is also the author of the popular Bath Detective series of books, alongside innumerable other publications ranging from an account of the transition from the Tudors to the Stuarts to two anthologies of cricket writing for the OUP. He is also a regular advisor to the BBC on British constitutional and historical matters and was part of the Radio 4 commentary team during the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
We are very much looking forward to welcoming Christopher to Swanwick!