Lacey, Robert

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Lacey, Robert Gender: M
born on 3 January 1944 at 12:55 (= 12:55 PM )
Place Guildford, England, 51n14, 0w35
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
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British historian and biographer. He is the author of a number of bestselling biographies, including those of Henry Ford and Queen Elizabeth II, as well as works of popular history.

He began his writing career as a journalist on the Illustrated London News, and later The Sunday Times.

Lacey’s 1981 work The Kingdom and its 2009 follow-up Inside the Kingdom have now both been cited as standard study texts for the diplomatic community working inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This has led to Lacey being employed by American Television networks, ABC and PBS as a commentator on the subject.

In 2009 Lacey made the controversial documentary “Rehab for Terrorists?: Can terrorists be rehabilitated with kindness?” for the ‘Now’ show for the PBS channel.

Lacey is also ABC's Good Morning America Royal commentator and was in London for the channel covering the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. He was also seen on the BBC’s late evening coverage of the event.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Robert Lacey, "Do-it-yourself Astrology." Sunday Times, 21 October 1973, p. 33: "my own birth (at five to one just before lunch at Guildford, Surrey, back on January 3, 1944)."


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer