George Goodwin is the author of three highly-acclaimed books. The latest is Benjamin Franklin in London: The British Life of America’s Founding Father, published in hardcover in 2016 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson (UK) and Yale University Press (USA); and in paperback in 2017 by the same publishers. His previous books, still very much in print in the UK and USA are: Fatal Colours – Towton 1461 on the reign of Henry VI and the 1st War of the Roses; and Fatal Rivalry — Henry VIII, James IV and the battle for Renaissance Britain, Flodden 1513.
George Goodwin is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society of Arts.
George is currently the 2018/19 Dr William M. and Betty H. Busey Family Fellow at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington at Mount Vernon; and an Eccles Centre Makin Fellow at the British Library. He was a 2014 & 2017 International Fellow at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello. He is Honorary Author in Residence at Benjamin Franklin House in London.
George is a history graduate of Pembroke College, Cambridge, where he was awarded a Foundation Exhibition. His home is in Kew, a stone’s throw from the Royal Botanic Gardens.