Ed Owens

Dr Ed Owens is a Royal historian, commentator and author. He is an expert of the modern British monarchy and the House of Windsor.

A former lecturer at the University of Lincoln, Ed has published and broadcast widely on aspects of the monarchy in the twentieth- and twenty-first century, including his 2019 publication, The Family Firm: Monarchy, Mass Media and the British Public, 1932-1953.

He regularly commentates for the media on past and current royal events and his television credits include CNN, Netflix, Channel 4, Channel 5 and the BBC.

Ed is an Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for the Study of Modern Monarchy at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is also a Fellow of both the Royal Historical Society (RHS) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA). His other academic interests include the histories of mass media, empire, national identity, emotion and celebrity culture.

Ed splits his time between the UK and France where he continues to teach, research and write about the history of the monarchy.