Borman was born and brought up in the village of Scothern, near Lincoln. She was educated at Scothern Primary School (now Ellison Boulters Academy), William Farr School, Welton, and Yarborough School (now Lincoln Castle Academy), Lincoln. She taught history at the University of Hull, where she was awarded a Ph.D in 1997.
- The Private Lives of the Tudors (2016)
- Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
- Matilda: Queen of the Conqueror
- Elizabeth's Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen
- Henrietta Howard: King's Mistress, Queen's Servant
- Witches: A Tale of Sorcery, Scandal and Seduction
- (with Alison Weir, Kate Williams and Sarah Gristwood) The Ring and the Crown: A History of Royal Weddings 1066-2011 (2011) ISBN 978-0-09-194377-6
- "Tracy Borman: Elizabeth's Women". Book of the Week. BBC Radio 4. 27 September 2014. Retrieved 22 November 2009.
- "Elizabeth I's attitude to women". Woman's Hour. BBC Radio 4. 14 September 2009. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
- "Biography". Retrieved 27 January 2015.
- Hancock, Alice (18 August 2016). "My favourite antique: Tracy Borman". Homes & Antiques. Immediate Media Company. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
- See review in "The Economist"
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