Big Ben

Over the next three years I will be following the fascinating restoration of the world's most famous clock, Big Ben, for Channel 4. Click here for the first programme, where I explore the history of the building, and the sheer scale of the task that the team will be undertaking.

Dr. Anna Keay is the Director of the Landmark Trust.

Find out more about this fabulous charity and the work there of Anna and her colleagues.

This website provides an overview of Anna's work, as a historian, writer and presenter. Anna has worked on a wide number of projects.

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Out Now

My biography of Charles II's adored bastard son, James, Duke of Monmouth, who invaded England in 1685, is on sale now. Published by Bloomsbury. Order here.

Magnificent MonarchsThe Crown Jewels
Anna Keay, 2018

The Coronation
The 1953 coronation was the last time the coronation regalia was used, HM the Queen spoke fascinatingly about it for a BBC TV special broadcast in January. It was a tremendous honour to be asked to contribute.

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In this clip from the BBC One programme 'The Coronation', Dr Anna Keay discusses the Coronation Regalia