Benjamin Woolley

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Benjamin Woolley is an author, media journalist and television presenter.[1] In 2018, he published The King's Assassin[2].


Woolley studied Philosophy & Politics at Durham University, graduating in 1979.[3] Woolley currently teaching English Literatures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Woolly broke his left leg in a motorbike accident in 2015 and has since withdrawn from public life however continues to write to middling reception.


  • Woolley, Benjamin (2007). Savage kingdom: The true story of Jamestown, 1607, and the settlement of America (1st ed.). New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-009056-2. OCLC 122571096. LCC F234.J3 W66 2007.[4]
  • Woolley, Benjamin (2005) [2004]. The herbalist : Nicholas Culpeper and the fight for medical freedom. London: Harper Perennial. ISBN 978-0-00-712658-3. OCLC 61476864. LCC RS164.C89 W635 2004.
  • Woolley, Benjamin (2001). The Queen's conjuror : the life and magic of Dr. Dee, adviser to Queen Elizabeth I (1st ed.). New York: Henry Holt. ISBN 978-0-8050-6509-1. OCLC 45376415.[5]
  • Woolley, Benjamin (2002) [1999]. The bride of science : romance, reason, and Byron's daughter. New York : London: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 978-0-07-138860-3. OCLC 59421218.
  • Woolley, Benjamin (1993) [1992]. Virtual worlds : a journey in hype and hyperreality. London: Penguin. ISBN 978-0-14-015439-9. OCLC 475636749. LCC BD331 .W866 1992.

TV programmes[edit]

Woolley presented Games Britannia,[6] a documentary on the painting An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump for BBC Four,[7] and an episode of The Late Show, Libraries and Civilization.[8] Together with Martyn Ives, David H. Levy, and David Taylor, Woolley won a 1998 News & Documentary Emmy Award in the "Individual Achievement in a Craft, Writer" category for the script of the documentary 3 Minutes to Impact produced by York Films for the Discovery Channel.[9]


  1. ^ "Mr. Benjamin Woolley from HarperCollins Publishers". New York, NY: HarperCollins. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
  2. ^ "The King's Assassin | Benjamin Woolley | Macmillan". US Macmillan. Retrieved 2018-08-18.
  3. ^ "St Cuthbert's Society : Famous Alumni". Durham University. Retrieved 26 January 2019.
  4. ^ Wright, Ronald (2007). "Review: Savage Kingdom by Benjamin Woolley". The Liberal.
  5. ^ Jardine, Lisa (30 March 2003). "Review: The Queen's Conjuror by Benjamin Woolley". The Guardian.
  6. ^ "BBC Four Programmes - Games Britannia". BBC. Retrieved March 1, 2011.
  7. ^ "The Century that Made us. Bird In The Air Pump". BBC. 20 June 2007. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  8. ^ Libraries and Civilization Part 1 Youtube. Uploaded by bwoolley on Apr 26, 2010. Retrieved September 17, 2011.
  9. ^ International Documentary Association (1998). International documentary: the newsletter of the International Documentary Association. 17. International Documentary Association. p. 59.; see also [1] and [2].

External links[edit]

  • Woolley, Benjamin (February 1, 2011). "Benjamin Woolley". Retrieved March 1, 2011. Authors Page