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Phillipa Vincent-Connolly

Phillipa Vincent-Connolly is an historian, broadcaster and published author of historical fiction and non-fiction. She has also been a consultant on a wide range of projects with a special interest in disability. Phillipa has quickly become the expert on this subject given the publication of her book, Disability and the Tudors. Published by Pen and Sword’s history imprint, this is the first book in a series on disabilities in specific eras and benefits from Phillipa’s own experience of living with Cerebral Palsy. The first in her eagerly-awaited Timeless Falcon Dual Timeline historical fiction series will be published in October 2022 by Sapere Books.

Phillipa has multiple academic achievements including a BA in History and Humanities and a MA in History, both from The Open University. She is also qualified teacher and she is currently working towards her PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University, specialising in Tudor and Victorian disability history. She has spoken at the likes of the National Archives and the British Library; her experience in teaching makes her an authoritative and engaging public speaker.

Phillipa hosts a successful podcast series called, Talking History With Phillipa Vincent-Connolly. Click here to listen.

Phillipa’s has many interests including a deep and abiding love for all things historical, archives, artefacts, architecture, fashion and royalty. She is also a keen activist, giving a contemporary voice to disabled people of the past, and those who currently feel disenfranchised. Her own disability has allowed her to identify and empathise with those who have not been heard and she is passionate about equality for the disabled.