Earl Charles Spencer

Author, Broadcaster and Journalist

Charles, Earl Spencer is a historian, broadcaster and journalist. Earl Spencer lives at Althorp, built by the Spencer family in 1508. He has worked tirelessly over the years to ensure that Althorp continues to thrive and adapt to modern times.

"One of England's most emblematic personalities"

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  • Life and Times
  • Coping with Adversity
  • The History of the British Crown
  • British-American Relations
  • Business Management
  • Lessons from History
  • London: City of my Birth
  • The Spencers: The Story of One Family and The Country it Has Served
  • Generational Succession


He presents in English.

How he presents

Charismatic, witty and charming, Charles Spencer draws in his audiences with captivating speeches tailored to your event.

Books & Media

  • Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles I
  • The Spencer Family (Kindle Edition)
  • Prince Rupert: The Last Cavalier
  • Blenheim: Battle for Europe, How two men stopped the French conquest of Europe

In Detail

He is renowned for his tribute to Diana, Princess of Wales, which was judged as one of the 10 best speeches of the 20th century. A Page of Honour to Queen Elizabeth II, Charles Spencer was educated at Eton College, before reading Modern History at Magdalen College, Oxford. Earl Spencer's six books include the Sunday Times bestsellers 'Blenheim: Battle for Europe', and 'Killers of the King'. He was a reporter on NBC News's TODAY Show for a decade. In addition, Lord Spencer is the driving force behind a venture called the 'Althorp Living History' furniture collection. The collection comprises reproductions of some hand-picked pieces of furniture from the Estate, which are available for purchase by members of the public. The proceeds of this go towards the conservation and upkeep of Althorp House.


Earl Spencer is one of the most enthralling and charismatic speakers around today. He engages his audiences through inspirational speeches, based around his life, experiences and maximising opportunities, both personally and in the business of running Althorp, the family estate.



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