Charles Spencer: biography and latest news!

  • Job : Writer
  • Sign : Bull
  • Date of birth: Wednesday, May 20, 1964 (age: 56 years old)
  • Country : England

Charles Spencer was born on May 20, 1964 in London. Son of Edward Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer and Frances Burke-Roche, he is the youngest of the siblings after the birth of three daughters Sarah, Jane and Diana, future Princess of Wales. He attended Eton College in Windsor and then Magdalen College in Oxford.

In 1986, he began his career and turned to journalism. For about ten years, he became a correspondent for the American channel NBC News, and worked on the morning shows Today and NBC Nightly News. In the 1990s, NBC Super Channel also entrusted him with the presentation of a series of documentaries entitled Great Houses of the world.

In March 1992, he succeeded his father, Edward Spencer, who had just died, and became the 9th Earl Spencer. He also inherited the family estate of Althorp, located in Northamptonshire, England. On August 31, 1997, a tragedy turned his family’s life upside down. His elder sister Lady Diana died tragically in a car accident in Paris at the age of 36.

Passionate about history, he then began writing historical sagas and also revisits his family history; Althorp: the story of an English house (1998) and The Spencers: a personal history of an English family (2000). His best-selling books include Blenheim battle for Europe (2004) and Killers of the King: the men who dared to execute Charles I (2014).

On the private side, Charles Spencer is marrying Karen Gordon, a Canadian-born Canadian, on June 18, 2011 at the Althorp family estate. On July 30, 2012, the couple gave birth to a daughter named Charlotte Diana, in honour of Lady Diana. Charles Spencer was married to Victoria Lockwood (1989-1997), with whom he had four children; Kitty Eleanor (1990), twins Eliza Victoria and Katya Amelia (1992) and Frederick John (1994). He then married Caroline Freud (2001-2007) and they have two children; Edmund Charles (2003) and Lara Caroline (2006).