BBC History Magazine asked me to write a profile of Edward II, and here it is on their website! I'd just like to point out that I didn't write the bullet points, by the way - only the text beginning 'Life' is mine. Great to see myself in BBC History Magazine. ;) I'm not sure if the profile will also appear in the printed edition - if so, maybe in the next issue, in July.
And I've also had an article about Edward published on the History Vault website. Hoping to write more for them soon!
Coming soon: a two-part, two-hour documentary on BBC 2 to mark the 700th anniversary this year of the great battle of 23/24 June 1314, called The Quest for Bannockburn, for which I was interviewed by Neil Oliver about Edward II. I'll appear in part two. :) The documentary will be broadcast at 9pm next Monday and the following Monday, 2 and 9 June, in Scotland, and sometime in late June in the rest of the UK - will let you know the date when I get it. Here's lots of info about the programme on BBC iPlayer. I met Neil and the crew in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire last summer, and they filmed Neil interviewing me while rowing me up and down the River Nidd (with a few people watching us from the bank and recording us on their mobiles!) and then more filming at the castle, which once belonged to Piers Gaveston. It was a lovely warm sunny day and it was just a spectacularly awesome experience - famous TV presenter rowing me up and down a river for over an hour, ohhh my! I cannot for the life of me remember now anything I said about Edward, except that we talked about Braveheart at one point. :-) I know I focused on personal aspects, Edward's personality, abilities (or not), relationship with Piers Gaveston and so on. The only other person interviewed about Edward for the documentary was Professor Michael Prestwich, who talked more about political issues.
More information coming when I have it! And here's a pic of Neil Oliver and me, after we finished the river section and had lunch with the crew before moving up to the castle. I also had to wear a red life-vest on the boat, which clashed hideously with my bright pink jacket. :-D