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Elizabeth Jane Timms

Elizabeth Jane Timms

Elizabeth Jane Timms is a royal historian, writer, historical consultant and independent researcher. An expert on past British and European royalty, she speaks on matters royal historical for TV and radio, including on historic royal weddings at Windsor for BBC Radio Berkshire prior to the first Royal Wedding (2018). She regularly writes for academic journals, magazines, newsletters and also, the web. She is a regular contributor to the academic journal Royalty Digest Quarterly. She specializes in Queen Victoria's family and Russian royalty. She is an authority on Russia's last Tsarina, Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918) with a particular interest in her correspondence. As a historical consultant, she responds to a wide range of enquiries from media to private individuals, as well as for books, talks and research projects. She has made a significant contribution to the field of royal studies and conducts highly original research, making a number of important discoveries including searching for Queen Victoria's perfume. She blogs for Royal Central, the world's leading independent royal news site: www.royalcentral.co.uk/author/ejtimms. She was elected a member of the Royal Historical Society in 2017 and is an honorary member of the Tudor Society, writing for their magazine, Tudor Life. She is also a member of the Oxford University Poetry Society. She is a former contributor to the English-speaking Czech newspaper, the Prague Post (2017-2019). She is a poet and is published in various literary journals and magazines, including The Oxonian Review, Coldnoon, North of Oxford Journal, Nine Muses Poetry and elsewhere. Forthcoming poetry includes Allegro Poetry Magazine and a mini-collection of ten poems, in Trafika Europe Journal. She is currently working on her first collection of poems. As an alternative career, she worked for ten years in heritage, at various institutions and organizations, including the Bodleian Libraries. She lives in rural Oxfordshire.