English Heritage Experts

Our experts help us to care for hundreds of historic sites across the country, and tell their stories through thousands of years of history. If you'd like expert advice on historic life and places, to find out what goes in to caring for historic sites and objects, or any questions you think we can help with, just contact our Press Office at:

press@english-heritage.org.uk / 0207 973 3390

Some of our English Heritage experts, many of whom have media experience, include:

Prehistoric Britain and Stonehenge

Susan Greaney, Senior Properties Historian
Historian for Stonehenge, Grimes' Graves, Tintagel and other early history and prehistoric sites

Heather Sebire, Property Curator
Curator for Stonehenge and other prehistoric sites

Roman Britain

Frances McIntosh, Curator of Roman Collections
Curator for Hadrian's Wall sites, expert on John Clayton and Hadrian's Wall

Andrew Roberts, Properties Historian
Classical and Roman historian

Medieval History

Dr Jeremy Ashbee, Head Properties Curator
Medieval castles, archaeology

Dr Michael Carter, Senior Properties Historian
Medieval monastic and religious history, dissolution of monasteries, English traditions

Dr Steven Brindle, Senior Properties Historian
Castles, monastic sites

Roy Porter, Property Curator, Battle Abbey & Dover Castle
Battle of Hastings, medieval architecture and buildings

Country House history

Dr Andrew Hann, Senior Properties Historian
Historian for country houses, such as Osborne, Audley End. Victorian and Edwardian social history

Megan Leyland, Senior Properties Historian
Country house history, social, gender and women's history

Modern History

Paul Pattison, Senior Properties Historian
First and Second World War, coastal defences (plus Waterloo, coastal castles

Howard Spencer, Blue Plaques Historian
Blue Plaques scheme, London biographies


John Watkins, Head of Gardens and Landscapes
Garden and landscape history

Emily Parker, Landscape Advisor
Garden landscapes, Capability Brown

Christopher Weddell / Michael Klemperer
Garden Advisors for South / North respectively. Expertise in general horticulture and historic garden sites


Amber Xavier-Rowe, Head of Collections Conservation
Conservation of historic objects

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