Journalism
(For all 2012 Media Appearances click here)



Kate writes features and comment pieces for various newspapers and magazines, including the Sunday Telegraph, the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, The Spectator, Time Out, BBC History Magazine and History Today. 

She reviews history books for History Today and fiction for the Financial Times. 



England's Mistress

Kate Williams and Emma Hamilton: Ticky Hedley-Dent profiles
KATE WILLIAMS, TATLER MAGAZINE
20TH SEPTEMBER 2006 - TIME OUT

Building a Library - Emma Hamilton
INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Nelson’s Merton Christmas
WIMBLEDON LIFE AND LEISURE

Myspace and the Author
THE AUTHOR MAGAZINE

My journey to Emma
MSLEXIA MAGAZINE

Glamorous Musing: Emma and George Romney
LAKE DISTRICT LIFE
THE NELSON DISPATCH

SARAH FOSTER, THE NORTHER ECHO
ZOE DELEUIL, CHESHIRE LIFE

Emma and me - Kate Williams
TONY KANE, WIMBLEDON LIFE AND LEISURE



History and Culture

Monsters' Ink – Kate Williams explains why fear is increasingly rare and therefore irresistible. read...
The NewStatesman P50, 16th January 2012

Fiction Review by Lucy Beresford read...
The Sunday Telegraph - Seven P30-31, 2nd January 2012

Kate Williams on being a redhead and Dickens. Our God of Small Things on the trouble with toast. read...
' The Sunday Times Magazine P9, March 11th 2012

Becoming history: Kate Williams – historian TV presenter and now novelist – is pushing to restore women to their rightful place in history. read...
' The Guardian – G2 P12, 17th January 2012 

Nuts about ginger – Flame-haired stars such as Nicole Kidman and La Roux have helped reluctant redheads to embrace their tresses, says Kate Williams read part 1...read part 2...
' The Times - The Times 2 – 10th February 2012

Does that mean you will be queen now?” Edward VIII’s troubled reign had a lasting impact on his niece, argues Kate Williams read... 
BBC History Magazine P38, June 2012 

The History of Self Help - Samuel Smiles and Self-Help
July 2009, BBC Online Magazine

Representing German: 'History and the Nazis
August 2009, Spectator

The Invention of Christmas in Mrs Gaskell's Time
December 2009, Mail on Sunday

Kate reviews history for History Today Magazine and fiction for the Financial Times



Becoming Queen 

Queen Victoria: the Original People's Princess
Sunday Telegraph Stella Magazine - read... 

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Victoria
BBC History Magazine - read...

One Minute with Kate Williams
Independent - read...

Young Victoria
Radio Times

Relative Values: Kate Williams with her mother, Margaret
Sunday Times Magazine - read...

History isn't Just About Bodice-Ripping, You Know
Spectator - read...

Queen Victoria and the Palace Martyr
History Today -read...

History's Not Just for the Boys, Dr Starkey
Daily Telegraph - read... 

The Historical Biographer with a Novelist's Dash, Judith Spelman meets Kate Williams
Writers Magazine

Kate Williams - writing and me
Tatler









Kate reviews fiction for the Financial Times and Mslexia, and history for History Today and BBC History Magazine.


Dan Cruickshank, The Secret History of Georgian London (Random House)
History Today, December 2009

Rebecca Stott, The Coral Thief (Faber)
Financial Times, December 2009

Dominic Lieven, Russia Against Napoleon: The Battle Against Napoleon, 1807-1814 (Allen Lane)
History Today, February 2010

J.F.M. Clark, Bugs and the Victorians (Yale)
History Today, June 2010 - download review

Stella Duffy, Theodora: Actress, Empress, Whore(Virago)
Financial Times, June 2010

Louise Doughty, Whatever You Love (Faber)
Financial Times, June 2010

Jeremy Black, The War of 1812 in the Age of Napoleon(Continuum)
History Today, July 2010

Tessa Hadley, The London Train (Cape), Lola Shoneyin, The Secret Lives of Baba Segi's Wives(Sceptre), Leila Aboulela, Lyrics Alley
Mslexia, January 2011

Lucy Caldwell, The Meeting Point (Faber)
Financial Times, January 2011

Jan Bondeson, Queen Victoria and the Stalker(Amberley)
BBC History Magazine, January 2011

Peter Snow, To War with Wellington (John Murray) and Ben Hughes, Conquer or Die: British Volunteers in Bolivar's War of Extermination (Osprey)
History Today, June 2011

Rodney Bolt, As Good as God, as Clever as the Devil: The Impossible Life of Mary Benson (Atlantic)
BBC History Magazine, October 2011- download review