Phillipa Vincent-Connolly is a historian, writer, author, consultant, and broadcaster, who qualified in History and Humanities with the Open University in 2011. She has written both historical fiction and non-fiction. Phillipa is currently working towards achieving her PhD in History, specialising in Tudor disability, at Manchester Metropolitan University. Among her many interests, she has a deep and abiding love for all things historical: archives, artefacts, architecture, corsetry, fashion, and royalty. Phillipa is also a keen activist, wanting untold disabled voices of the past to be heard, by bringing them into the mainstream. Being disabled with cerebral palsy, Phillipa has an interest in disability equality. She lives in Poole, Dorset, the UK with her two boys.