Agent : Bill Hamilton
Caroline Shenton is the former Director of the Parliamentary Archives at Westminster, an archivist, historian and writer. She was previously a senior archivist at the National Archives and is a Fellow of both the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Historical Society. Her first book, The Day Parliament Burned Down, published in 2012, received rave reviews and was shortlisted for the Longman/History Today Prize and Political History Book of the Year. It won the inaugural Political Book Awards’ Political Book of the Year in 2013. She is the author of two more books: Mr Barry’s War: Rebuilding the Houses of Parliament after the Great Fire of 1834 and National Treasures: Saving the Nation’s Art in World War II, which was longlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association Non-Fiction Crown.