Amanda Vickery is a British historian and television presenter. She was a pupil at Penwortham Girls’ Grammar School and graduated from the former Bedford College, London where she completed her PhD in Modern History. She is professor of Modern History at Queen Mary, University of London. She has written widely on social history, literature, the history of romance and the home, politics, law and crime with an emphasis on women’s studies and feminism. In 1998 she published her first book The Gentleman’s Daughter: Women’s Lives in Georgian England, for which she received the Whitfield prize, the Wolfton History prize and the Longman-History Today prize. In November 2010 Amanda presented At Home with the Georgians, a three-part television series for BBC Two based on her book Behind Closed Doors.