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Ella - Princess, Saint & Martyr

Ella - Princess, Saint & Martyr
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Welcome to the website of CHRISTOPHER WARWICK, Writer, Biographer, Broadcaster and Speaker.
 

Her Majesty Her Majesty
Christopher is a well known and well respected writer and biographer, broadcaster and speaker, who is regularly invited to take part in television and radio programmes to discuss topical news issues. He has so far published 14 books, including best-selling authorized biographies of HRH The Princess Margaret and Sir Peter Ustinov. HER MAJESTY, the first ever royal book produced by international publisher TASCHEN, on which he worked as author and consultant, is Christopher's most recently published work. An unequalled tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, it is a sumptuously illustrated, large format, tri-lingual Art book, charting Her Majesty's life and reign. First published in November 2012, a numbered 1,000-copy collectors' edition, with cover specially designed by Vivienne Westwood, was published in July 2013.
 
A first-rate communicator - he is now available through FIND A TV EXPERT on www.findatvexpert.com -  television and radio, as well as documentaries, have lately occupied much of Christopher's time. In addition to the BBC, BBC World News, ITV, and ARD, he is a regular commentator with Canadian Television (CTV), the country's most watched national television news network, for whom he has provided analysis and commentary for royal news stories and events, including the birth and christening of Prince George, as well as grander occasions that include the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the celebration of The Queen's Golden and Diamond Jubilees, the ceremonial funeral of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, the wedding of the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, and William and Kate's first official tour of Canada.   
 
Ella
Ella

Christopher's most recent full-length biography was ELLA Princess Saint & Martyr, the acclaimed, definitive study of the truly remarkable life - and terrible fate - of Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna of Russia. Described by the French ambassador to St Petersburg, as being 'capable of arousing profane passions', Ella was a favourite granddaughter of Queen Victoria, sister of the Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, consort of Russia's last Tsar, Nicholas II, and a great-aunt of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Canonized in 1984 by the Russian Orthodox Church, it was in her memory that her great-great-nephew, Charles, Prince of Wales, commissioned a specially-composed work, Elizabeth, Full of Grace, from the late Sir John Taverner. Since its dedication in the presence of the Queen and Prince Philip in 1998, her limestone statue has stood above the great West Door of Westminster Abbey, alongside those of nine other  20th-century martyrs, among them Martin Luther King, Maximilian Kolbe and Oscar Romero.

Following publication of Ella, Christopher was asked to undertake a history of the Throckmorton family of Coughton Court, Warwickshire. A purely private commission, One House, One Family, One Faith (the title is the family motto), commemorated the 600th anniversary of the founding of a dynasty whose most famous sons were among the movers and shakers at the Courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I.

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Above: In studio opposite Buckingham Palace on Royal Wedding Day, 29 April 2011, Christopher with CTV's chief anchor Lisa LaFlamme (right), actress and comedienne, Tracey Ullman, and university lecturer, Dr Suzannah Lipscomb. (Photograph by Adrian Goldberg)

Christopher's best-known, non-royal, work to date is THE UNIVERSAL USTINOV. The authorized life of Sir Peter Ustinov, Oscar-winning actor, writer, raconteur and all-round Renaissance Man, the book was written with Sir Peter's personal co-operation and that of members of his family and a host of friends and colleagues.
In addition to books, Christopher has written for the national press and  has broad experience as a speaker,  ghostwriter and film/television publicity writer.

Christopher is now available through Find A TV Expert on www.findatvexpert.com  To discuss a commission, to explore book ideas, news features, or talks, please get in touch. Contact details, by email, telephone or via LinkedIn, can be found on the relevant page of this website.