Simon Thurley is a leading architectural historian, a
regular broadcaster on television and radio and the Chief
Executive of English Heritage; the Government’s principal
advisor on the historic environment in England.
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Simon Thurley is a historian with a mission, he believes passionately that our past informs and shapes our future, and that to make a great future for everyone we need to understand and care for our past. Since he was a child he has been investigating English history; some of his earliest efforts digging in his parent’s garden discovered important Roman remains. After reading History at university and completing an MA and PHD he has devoted his career to working with history, archaeology and architecture always seeking to explain to the public at large why history matters.