Author Charles Spencer and The White Ship


Charles Spencer

9th Earl Spencer 

Charles Spencer was born in 1964, and is an author, public speaker, broadcaster and journalist. He is also the 9th Earl Spencer. 

Charles Spencer is the author of seven non-fiction books, including three Sunday Times bestsellers: Blenheim, Battle for Europe, which was shortlisted for Historical Book of the Year at the 2005 National Book Awards; Killers of the King – which was the second highest selling History book in the UK in 2014; and The White Ship, published in 2020, which was also the No. 1 bestselling book on Amazon. 

He has been the keynote speaker at hundreds of events in the UK, India, USA, South Africa, France, Australia, Canada, Spain, Portugal and New Zealand. 

As a broadcaster, Charles Spencer worked for NBC News as an on-air correspondent from  1986 to 1995, primarily for the TODAY Show, but also for Sunday TODAY, NBC Nightly  News and NBC Super Channel – where he wrote and presented the 12-part documentary  series, Great Houses of the World

He has been a reporter for Granada Television, has presented for the History Channel,  and has appeared on many occasions as an expert on the BBC

As a print journalist he has written in the UK for The Guardian, The Independent on  Sunday, The Financial Times, The Daily Telegraph, and others. In the United States he  has written for Vanity Fair, Veranda, and Nest magazines. 

In business, he helped establish Althorp Living History, a handmade, fine furniture line  faithfully reproducing pieces from the collection at Althorp. 

In charitable and humanitarian affairs, he served as a Trustee of Nelson Mandela’s  Children’s Fund from 1998-2005. He is Patron of the Friends of Cynthia Spencer Hospice,  the Brain Tumour Trust, and Thomas’s Fund, in England. He is on the board of Whole  Child International in the USA. 

Charles Spencer was educated at Eton, and at Oxford University, where he earned his MA in Modern History. 

He served as a Page of Honour to HM the Queen in the 1970s and has been one of her  Deputy Lieutenants for Northamptonshire since 2005. 

He has seven children and two stepchildren, and is the brother of the late Diana, Princess  of Wales.

Join us on October 19th at 12noon Eastern time on Clubhouse where he’ll discuss his latest history book, The White Ship with Deb Hunter.

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