Agent: Ben Clark
Kelcey Wilson-Lee is a historian of Britain, it's art and it's architecture. The daughter of a large family from the American South, she grew up in nine different States before going to university in New York, Oxford, and London. She earned her doctorate in medieval history, writing on how the medieval English aristocracy used art to commemorate their dead. She is passionate about recreating lost worlds by using the objects, spaces, and aesthetics that were significant to them. She has published widely on her academic speciality of medieval material culture, writing on tombs, churches, and stained glass, has taught on courses at Cambridge, London, and the Victoria and Albert Museum, and has written articles for English Heritage and for Country Life magazine. She lives with her husband and two sons in Cambridge, where she raises funding for research in the humanities and social sciences at the University of Cambridge.
Her first book Daughters of Chivalry (Macmillan, 2019) explores what it was really like to be a princess in the 'Age of Chivalry' in a vibrant account of the five daughters of the great English king, Edward I.