Alexander Larman is the author of several historical and biographical titles. His most recent book, Power and Glory, the third and final instalment in his Windsors trilogy, following The Crown in Crisis and The Windsors at War, was published by Weidenfeld & Nicolson in March 2024.  His first book, Blazing Star: The Life and Times of John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, was published by Head of Zeus in 2014, and his second, Restoration, a social history of the year 1666, was published in April 2016. His third, Byron’s Women, came out in September 2016 and was shortlisted for the Elma Dangerfield Prize.

He is books editor of The Spectator’s world edition and is a contributing editor to The Critic magazine. He has a monthly book review column in The Observer and writes regularly about literature and the arts for publications including Prospect, The Times, Engelsberg Ideas and the Daily Telegraph.

He lives in Oxford with his wife Nancy, who is also a writer, and daughter Rose, who harbours ideas of going on the stage.