Kate Williams

Kate Williams is Professor of History at Reading University and appears often on TV and radio. She and Simon Sebag Montefiore were recently a BBC Four Quizeum team at the Jewish Museum London. Kate Williams’ new novel, The Edge of the Fall, a sequel to The Storms of War, continues the story of the de Witt family as they struggle with the aftermath of the Great War and enter the roaring 1920s. Her most recent historical book is a biography of Empress Josephine.
Simon Sebag Montefiore: The Romanovs: Rise and Fall, 1613 – 1918
The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Montefiore’s gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ...