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Elizabeth Jane Timms

Elizabeth Jane Timms

Elizabeth Jane Timms is a royal historian, writer, historical consultant and research professional. An acknowledged expert on British and European royalty, she speaks on matters royal historical for television and radio, including on historic royal weddings at Windsor for BBC Radio Berkshire prior to the first Royal Wedding (2018). She regularly writes for magazines, journals, newsletters and the web. 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 been an active contributor to the academic royal journal Royalty Digest Quarterly since 2012. She specializes in Queen Victoria's family and is an authority on Russia's last Tsarina, Alexandra Feodorovna. (1872-1918). She joined the team of freelance writers for the magazine History of Royals in 2016. She has also written for the European Royal History Journal. She writes a popular blog as resident historian for Royal Central, the web's most popular site on the British Royal Family and the Monarchies of Europe. Currently, she is a freelance contributor to Tudor Life magazine. She wrote a series on Mozart for the Prague Post (2017-2018) and writes and researches on Mozart; her two-part series on Mozart in London appeared in the Newsletter of the Friends of Mozart Society, New York City (2016). She has been an active member of many heritage societies, such as The Georgian Group. She was elected a member of the Royal Historical Society in 2017 and is an honorary member of the Tudor Society. She is a poet and a member of Oxford University Poetry Society. Her poetry is forthcoming or has appeared in various literary journals and magazines, including The Oxonian Review, Coldnoon: International Journal of Travel Writing & Travelling Cultures, North of Oxford Journal, Cornish Story Magazine, Nine Muses Poetry and elsewhere. She lives in rural Oxfordshire.

  • Queen Victoria’s Wedding Dress

    Queen Victoria’s wedding dress is a powerful symbol of what she would refer to in her journal as the ‘happiest day...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms10th Feb 2019
  • Returning to England with Victoria

    The Duke of Kent was determined that his unborn child – history’s Queen Victoria – should not be born outside of...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms28th Jan 2019
  • A German Princess’ visit to Windsor Castle

    I first encountered Princess Louise Henriette Wilhelmine of Anhalt-Dessau (1750-1811) in Wörlitz, on an excursion from Berlin as part of a...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms17th Jan 2019
  • Queen Victoria’s Winter Sledge

    Queen Victoria’s winter sledge became synonymous with the Windsor Christmas, at least during the lifetime of Prince Albert, who is rightly...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms24th Dec 2018
  • The death of Prince Albert – Part Two

    In a continuation of our two-part series, our Historian, Elizabeth Jane Timms, looks back at the death of Prince Albert: The...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms15th Dec 2018
  • The death of Prince Albert – Part One

    In a two-part series, our Historian, Elizabeth Jane Timms, looks back at the death of Prince Albert: Prince Albert, the beloved...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms14th Dec 2018
  • Royal Snow and Snowmen

    The onset of winter provides another opportunity to look again at the links between the many fascinating outdoor pastimes and pursuits...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms5th Dec 2018
  • A Brief History of Frogmore Cottage

    With the announcement that Frogmore Cottage will become the residence of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor, it is...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms4th Dec 2018
  • The Story of the Effigies of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

    The effigy of Queen Victoria has its own story. It rests next to that of the Prince Consort in the Royal...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms3rd Dec 2018
  • A Pearl Earring and Imperial Russia

    Displayed as part of the London Science Museum’s exhibition on the Russian Imperial Family, The Last Tsar: Blood and Revolution is...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms20th Nov 2018