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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 has contributed to the academic royalty journal Royalty Digest Quarterly since 2012. She regularly writes for magazines, journals and the web and speaks on matters historical for the radio, most recently for BBC Radio Berkshire prior to the Royal Wedding (2018). She contributed to the Edinburgh-based magazine Regency World (2013-2018) and wrote for the culture and travel columns of the Prague Post. She is a freelance contributor to Tudor Life, the magazine of the Tudor Society. She was elected a Member of the Royal Historical Society in 2017. She writes a popular blog as resident historian for Royal Central, the web's leading independent news site on the British Royal Family and the Monarchies of Europe, having joined the team in 2015 as blogger, then History Writer. She is a poet and a Member of the Oxford Writers' Circle and the Oxford University Poetry Society; her poetry has appeared in the Oxonian Review, Poetry Soup and Coldnoon, with two poems to be published by North of Oxford (USA) in October. She is an authority on Russia's last Tsarina, Alexandra Feodorovna and has conducted original research into her life for over fifteen years, also acting as a historical consultant on the subject. Her current project is a publication of the letters of Alexandra held at the British Library in London. She is a current member of Historic Royal Palaces and has been an active member of many heritage societies, such as The Georgian Group and Stiftung Preussische Schlösser u. Gärten e.V. She divides her time between Oxford and London.

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