Tom Ambrose

Tom Ambrose read history at Trinity College Dublin and gained a postgraduate degree at University College London. His recent books include The Nature of Despotism: From Caligula to Mugabe, the Making of Tyrants (2008), Godfather of the Revolution (2008), the first English biography of Philippe Egalite, Duke of Orleans and Prinny and His Pals (2009), a re-evaluation of the character of King George IV through his many friendships with artists, writers and politicians.