13th September 2022

Following the announcement of the passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II, author and historian Dr Tracy Borman has provided commentary of the monarch’s life to national and international media.


Tracy has recently appeared on a special edition of BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, Good Morning Britain, BBC Radio Lincolnshire and numerous other radio and television stations across the UK and America to offer historical commentary on Queen Elizabeth’s seventy-year reign.

The British Monarchy is the subject of Tracy’s life’s work and research, with her latest book, Crown & Sceptre: 1,000 Years of Kings and Queens, released this year ahead of the Platinum Jubilee. The book provides an entertaining and accessible tour of the British Monarchy from 1066 to present times, exploring their ancient traditions and protocol, and how the institution has adapted through the ages to become the monarchy we recognise today.

Tracy’s extensive research into the monarchy allows her to provide a detailed and compassionate insight into the UK’s longest reigning monarch. In her interviews, she explores how The Queen was able to adapt to changing times, how she was described by historical figures and perceived by the public, and the plans for both the funeral and her accession.

On her twitter feed, Tracy described that it was a ‘real privilege to watch and comment on the events at Balmoral’. On Wednesday 14 September and Monday 19 September she will be part of the BBC’s radio commentary team for the Lying in State and the State Funeral respectively.

If you would like to listen back to Tracy’s appearances and learn more about Queen Elizabeth or Tracy’s work, please visit the links below. We will continue to update this list with any links we are able to share.

BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour – Woman’s Hour Special following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Good Morning Britain (24 minutes)

BBC Radio Lincolnshire – Remembering the life of Queen Elizabeth II [I’ll be on again this Thursday morning, 15th Sept]

Sky News – Royal special with Trevor Philips

Tracy was appointed Chancellor of Bishop Grosseteste University this year following an enduring relationship with the university, regularly contributing to the work on campus, delivering lectures and talks. She has a long history or supporting education, history and heritage throughout Lincolnshire and beyond.

As an author and historian, she has published a number of historical fiction and non-fiction books, is a regular broadcaster and has presented a range of historical documentaries and is a regular contributor to BBC History magazine.