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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 specializes in Queen Victoria's family. She is an authority on Russia's last Tsarina, Alexandra Feodorovna and has conducted original research into her life for over fifteen years, for academic articles and blogs. 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, having blogged for the site as History Writer. She regularly writes for magazines, journals, newsletters and the web and speaks on matters historical for the radio, including on royal weddings at Windsor for BBC Radio Berkshire prior to the first Royal Wedding (2018). 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 contributed to the Edinburgh-based magazine Regency World (2013-2018) and wrote for a year for the culture and travel columns of the Prague Post. She joined the team of freelance writers for the magazine History of Royals in 2016. She also wrote for the European Royal History Journal. She is a freelance contributor to Tudor Life magazine. She has been an active member of many heritage societies, such as The Georgian Group and Historic Royal Palaces. 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 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. Forthcoming poetry includes Nine Muses Poetry. She divides her time between Oxford and London. Media enquiries to be directed to James Brookes, Director of Broadcasting and Communications, in the first instance:

  • Queen Victoria’s baby shoes

    With 2019 marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Queen Victoria, possibly the most symbolic objects to commemorate this historic...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms14th Sep 2018
  • In the footsteps of four royal brides

    The Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace has provided the setting for many historical events, most particularly royal weddings and christenings,...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms7th Sep 2018
  • Loving Albert

    In Prince & Patron, the Summer Opening Exhibition at Buckingham Palace, a bust of Prince Albert is displayed, labelled simply as...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms6th Sep 2018
  • The linked hands of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

    An exquisite oil on panel painting by Franz Xavier Winterhalter, that fashionable artist of European court portraiture, is currently on display...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms5th Sep 2018
  • Ever your devoted friend: Alix and Pollie

    ‘Where is Pollie?’ (Lotte Hofmann-Kuhnt, Briefe der Zarin Alexandra von Russland an ihre Jugendfreundin Toni Becker-Bracht, 2009). Princess Alix of Hesse...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms3rd Sep 2018
  • Royal dog letters

    Frederick II, King ‘in’ Prussia, upon whom was bestowed the celebrated sobriquet of ‘the Great’ in his lifetime, was in his...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms30th Aug 2018
  • Queen Victoria’s memoir

    Queen Victoria kept her journals from the year 1832 up until around two weeks before her death in 1901. Her voluminous...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms23rd Aug 2018
  • Queen Victoria’s King Charles spaniel: Dash

    ‘Islay is still plagued by him every evening—a thing which he much enjoys—and constantly begs for...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms21st Aug 2018
  • The personal jewellery of the last Tsarina, Alexandra Feodorovna

    The personal jewellery of the last Tsarina of Russia, Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918) provides a living, tangible timeline of her private life,...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms14th Aug 2018
  • Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee Statue at Windsor

    ‘Never, never can I forget this brilliant year… so full of marvellous kindness, loyalty & devotion of so many millions which...

    Blog PostsElizabeth Jane Timms13th Aug 2018
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