Charlotte studied medieval and modern history at Birmingham University and completed an MA thesis which explored the curious links between diplomacy, espionage and art collecting in the mid-seventeenth century.

Charlotte's writing career began in 1991 with Royal Digest (a magazine to which she was principal contributor throughout its 14-year existence before moving on to its successor, Royalty Digest Quarterly). Her books have included a biography of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany and two books on the Russian imperial family and she is currently working on a photographic study of royal dress in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Other areas in which Charlotte has an interest are miniature painting and model making, the literature of the First World War and the history of portraiture. Royal photography is another specialist area and Charlotte has a large collection of original photographs currently represented by the Illustrated London News Picture Library and the Mary Evans Picture Library.

Prince Leopold: The Untold Story of Queen Victoria's Youngest Son

From Cradle to Crown: British Nannies and Governesses at the World's Royal Courts

Queen Victoria's Family: A Century of Photographs 1840-1940

Romanov Autumn: The Last Century of Imperial Russia

The Camera and the Tsars: The Romanov Family in Photographs

To contact Charlotte please either email direct or contact her agent Andrew Lownie