Emily Brand is a writer, historian and genealogist with a special interest in the history of love and sex c.1660–1837.
Her new book, The Fall of the House of Byron, is a sweeping history of the
18th century through the eyes of one notorious family, and is due for UK publication by John Murray – the poet Byron's own publisher – on 16 April 2020. Following the fates of the poet's ancestors over three generations, it is a saga that begins in rural Nottinghamshire and plays out in the gentlemen's clubs of Georgian London, amid tempests on far-flung seas, and in the glamour of pre-revolutionary France.
She has four previously published books on the history of love and sex, and has written for national and international media including the BBC, the Washington Post, USA Today, The Telegraph, the Radio Times and CNN.com. She has featured on Dan Snow's History Hit podcast discussing chat up lines of the 18th century, and filmed with May Street Productions, Radio France and FindMyPast.co.uk as a historical consultant. Articles from her blog The History
of Love have been picked up by the Independent, the Atlantic, Buzzfeed
In 2020 she will be taking a book tour of the UK to share her compelling and surprising research about the 18th-century Byron family and their circle – if you'd like her to appear at your festival or event please get in touch!