Lisa Hilton is an author and biographer. She grew up in the north of England and read English at New College, Oxford, after which she studied History of Art in Florence and Paris. After eight years in New York, Paris and Milan she has recently returned to England and now lives in London with her husband and their daughter. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Elle, the Evening Standard and the Telegraph, among others.
09 June 2013 12:00 AM
Programmers should call time on the Tudors and mine world history for richer seams
Double Booker winner Hilary Mantel claims Henry VIII's arch-fixer Thomas Cromwell was an enlightened figure who laid foundations for the welfare state. She's wrong
20 October 2012 01:29 PM
To say that the poor are always with us, was already a cliché in the 16th century. It would appear the language used to implicitly judge the poor remains with us too.
16 September 2012 12:00 AM
A newly found, deformed skeleton may be that of our most maligned monarch. Lisa Hilton asks if it's really him, and did he kill the Princes in the Tower?
15 January 2012 12:00 AM
Talent soars from London's squalid alleys
11 December 2011 12:00 AM
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests