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Oskar Cox Jensen

Oskar Jensen is a historian and writer. His latest book is Vagabonds: Life on the Streets of Nineteenth-Century London (Duckworth, 2022), and his first detective novel will be published by Viper in January 2024. He is a BBC New Generation Thinker for 2022.

Having grown up in Kent with German-Danish roots, he read his three degrees in History at Christ Church, Oxford, resulting in his first book, Napoleon and British Song (2015), along with two historical novels for children, The Stones of Winter and The Wild Hunt (both 2016). Moving to a postage-stamp-sized flat in Bloomsbury for research posts at King’s College London and Queen Mary University of London, he came to love that city, and published two books steeped in its cultural history: the co-edited volume Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture (2018), and The Ballad-Singer in Georgian and Victorian London (2021). Oskar next joined the Politics department at the University of East Anglia, working on the project, before taking up up a NUAcT Fellowship at Newcastle University in autumn 2022.

Oskar is an occasional writer for the New Statesman, and is frequently seen or heard on the BBC and RTÉ. He was also the historical advisor for the 2018 ITV/Amazon production of Vanity Fair.

You can visit his website here.

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