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Emily Brand

Emily Brand

Emily Brand is an historian, genealogist and award winning author. She specialises in the historical period of the eighteenth century with a particular interest in the history of love and sex c.1660–1837 and the trials and tribulations of romantic (and not-so-romantic) relationships in England.

Her award winning book The Fall of the House of Byron was the BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week, a Sunday Times ‘Best Summer Reads’,  and BBC History ‘History Book of the Year’. It was also shortlisted for the 2020 Elma Dangerfield Prize.

Prior to her award-winning book, Emily Brand published work on the history of love and sex, and explored courtship techniques, 18th-century brothels, as well as the intrigue of royal weddings.

More recently she has  written for national and international media including BBC History magazine, The Times, The Telegraph, the Radio Times and the Washington Post, and lectured for the World Monuments Fund, British Library, V&A Museum and National Maritime Museum.

Emily Brand consults with TV production companies regularly as an expert in her field, and she has appeared on many podcasts sharing her historical knowledge.

Contact Great British Speakers today to book historian and bestselling author of The Fall of the House of Byron Emily Brand for your next event.

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