Emma Griffin ~ Historian & Author

Emma Griffin is a Professor of Modern British History at the UEA. She is the author of several books, the editor of the Historical Journal, and the President of the Royal Historical Society.

Emma Griffin was educated at London and Cambridge and is now based at the University of East Anglia. She is the author of five books, most recently Bread Winner: An Intimate History of the Victorian Economy, published by Yale UP in 2020, as well as many articles, essays and reviews in both academic and non-academic publications. She is currently working on a book provisionally entitled Industrial Revolutions: A World History for Penguin Press / Allen Lane.

Emma is a frequent contributor to radio and television, and has written and presented several Radio 4 documentaries on diverse aspects of her research, from the history of foxhunting, to the industrial revolution, to the gender pay gap and its history. She was a historical advisor for the Channel 4 drama, The Mill and co-presented 'The Real Mill' with Tony Robinson on More4. She has appeared as an expert contributor on several radio and television programmes, including BBC1’s Why do you Think You Are? and Radio 4's In Our Time.

Please browse this website to find out more about her books and research on the industrial revolution and the history of women and family in Victorian Britain.