School of History (Ph.D. pending), University of Leeds
Kate Vigurs is a professional freelance historian who has recently submitted a PhD at the University of Leeds entitled ‘The women agents of the Special Operations Executive F section – wartime realities and post war representations’. Her extensive research included interviewing agents, historians, actresses and script writers, as well as visiting France several times and undertaking an extensive tour of memorials to the women of F section including Ravensbrück and Natweiler Struthof concentration camps. She also works as a historical researcher and has recently worked for Terry Deary Ltd (Horrible Histories), BBC, Imperial War Museum North, National Coal Mining museum, Scholastic books, RK productions, Amber films and the House of Terror, Budapest.
Kate now runs her own historical interpretation company History’s Maid. As a drama graduate and history postgraduate researcher she offers twelve years of professional experience in research, live historical interpretation and re-enactment. She is dedicated to revitalising history for the purposes of entertainment and education, and any client or audience of History’s Maid is guaranteed a well researched, professional and engaging display which will inspire and capture the imagination. Kate and her team regularly work for English heritage, Imperial War Museum North and Jorvik Viking Centre.