Jane Ridley is a historian, biographer, author, broadcaster, and Professor of Modern History at the University of Buckingham. She has run the university’s M A course in Biography since establishing it in 1996. Jane Ridley won the Duff Cooper Prize in 2002 for The Architect and his Wife, a biography of her great-grandfather Edwin Lutyens. Other books include The Young Disraeli and The Letters of Arthur Balfour and Lady Elcho, ed. with Clayre Percy. She published the bestselling Bertie: A Life of Edward VII in 2012, followed by Victoria: Queen, Matriarch, Empress in the Penguin Monarchs Series. She is currently working on a life of King George V and Queen Mary.