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Suzannah Lipscomb

Suzannah Lipscomb is a British academic, author and media historian specialising in the sixteenth century. She read Modern History at Lincoln ... More »Suzannah Lipscomb is a British academic, author and media historian specialising in the sixteenth century. She read Modern History at Lincoln College, Oxford where she received a Double First class Honours degree, followed by a distinction for her Masters in Historical Research. She was awarded the Jowett Senior Scholarship by Balliol College where she read for her DPhil, which she was awarded in 2009. In 2006-7 Lipscomb was a Royal Historical Society Marshall Research Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research. Between 2007 and 2010 she was a Research Curator at Historic Royal Palaces. In 2010 she joined the academic staff of the University of East Anglia as a Lecturer in Early Modern British History. In 2011 she was appointed to be Senior Lecturer and Convenor for History at the New College of the Humanities. Lipscomb is often to be seen and heard on TV and radio programmes such as: BBC's The One Show, GMTV, Channel 4's Time Team, BBC Radio 4's The Today Programme and the... [ Wikipedia ]

Suzannah Lipscomb's 'A Journey Through Tudor England', a lively and expert guide through bloody Tud...

Every bookstore visit reveals another volume about one of Henry's six wives or "Bloody" Mary Tudor or, published this month, Suzannah Lipscomb's "A Journey Through Tudor England," which guides us expertly through the bloody labyrinth of Tudor history. Few are more qualified than ...

BBC News 10 dangerous things in Victorian/Edwardian homes

Theirs was a bold and exciting age of innovation, groundbreaking discoveries and dramatic scientific changes, many of which altered life at home in profound ways - including some that were terrible and unforeseen, writes historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb. Much of their ingenuity was a ...

The History Girls: meet the women building a bright future from the past

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' Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, 34, specialises in the 16th century. She is a historian, broadcaster and convenor for history at New College of the Humanities...

Sense of majesty

A copy of Hans Holbein’s Henry VIII, c1537 “Henry used his palaces as part of a campaign to make greater claims for the power of England than could really be justified at the time,” says Suzannah Lipscomb, historian and author of A Visitor’s Companion to Tudor England. “The idea was that ...

Henry & Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History, Channel 5, review

REVIEW: The Last Days of Anne Boleyn, BBC Two This cake of deleterious material was iced with the sugary presentation of Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, a sort of frustrated undergraduate’s fantasy. She tottered around historical sites like a babe in the woods, gazing around wide-eyed and gushing...

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Theirs was a bold and exciting age of innovation, groundbreaking discoveries and dramatic scientific changes, many of which altered life at home in profound ways - including some that were terrible and unforeseen, writes historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb. We all know the cliches. The ...

Royal baby’s name is George Alexander Louis

Bettors called it right. Prince William and Kate Middleton revealed their newborn’s name Wednesday. Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, show off the baby Tuesday. The royal baby’s name is George Alexander Louis. Prince William and Kate Middleton revealed the name of the future ...

Photoshop Proves Once and For All That Shakespeare Was a Hipster

Created over a period of five months, these mockups are about as true-to-life as any photoshop-enabled time-traveling fantasy could be; author and historian Dr. Suzannah Lipscomb made sure the 2013 versions of this historical superstars actually reflect what they might look like modern ...

Queen Elizabeth with Botox, Marie Antoinette's fake boobs and Henry VIII's hair transplant: How they...

TV historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb spent three months working with the artist, deciding what changes could be backed up with real historical knowledge. Henry’s crucifix, for instance, was worn around his neck on a thong as a sexy talisman. He was a voracious lover, but he was also deeply ...

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Queen Bess with Botox. Fake boobs for Marie Antoinette. And Henry VIII's hair transplant: A TV histo...

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, these five portraits imagine giants from ...

Historical hipsters: Shakespeare and Elizabeth I get makeovers from modern artists

Working alongside author and historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, a team of digital artists spent three months updating a series of classic portraits. The results give an insight into what some of the most famous characters of centuries-past may have looked like if they were alive today. The ...

I Never Knew That About Britain: Nine big inventions that came from most unlikely of beginnings

Over the series, Flog It presenter Paul Martin, historian Suzannah Lipscomb and scientist Steve Mould, travel up and down the British Isles to reveal scores of fascinating unknown facts. From how Britain’s last invasion led to the birth of the paper money we still use today to why a ...

World awaits first glimpse of Britain's new prince

The baby's name will be announced later but George and James, both traditional royal names, were favored choices with British bookmakers for the child, who is destined, one day, to be king. The popular couple were expected to adhere to tradition by giving the public the first sight of the royal ...

Thomas More v Thomas Cromwell – whose side do you come down on? – Telegraph Blogs

In yesterday’s paper, the historian Suzannah Lipscomb chronicled our obsession with the 16th century dynasty : 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”, to ...

I Never Knew That About Britain, ITV

A modicum more dignity was retained by his co-presenters, historian Suzannah Lipscomb, and scientist Steve Mould. They weren't wearing red trousers, at least, but they did still have to drive the Brit-mobile. Lipscomb drove hers to Fishguard in Wales to hear tell of Jemima ...

NCH Historian wins prestigious US essay prize

Dr Suzannah Lipscomb’s winning essay focuses on women’s gossip, insults and violence in sixteenth century France Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, Convenor and Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History at New College of the Humanities, has been awarded the Nancy Lyman Roelker Prize at the ...

William and Kate keep world waiting for baby's name

1 of 13. Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in central London July 23, 2013. LONDON | Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:08am BST LONDON (Reuters) - Prince William and his wife Kate kept the world guessing about ...

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William and Kate name new royal heir George

It's almost as if the royal family is coming down with ordinary people, who tend to have fewer middle names than monarchs," historian Suzannah Lipscomb, told Sky News. "It is a name that none can find any problems with. George itself can't be shortened in any obvious offensive way ... ...

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Dr Lars Kjær joins New College of the Humanities as Lecturer in Medieval History

Dr Kjær will work alongside Dr Suzannah Lipscomb, Convenor and Senior Lecturer in History, and Dr Hannah Dawson, Senior Lecturer. The History Professoriate comprises Professor Sir David Cannadine, a noted commentator and broadcaster on British life and the British Monarchy, and Professor ...

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