Roy Strong was born on the 23rd August 1935, Winchmore Hill, North London. He is an English art historian, museum curator, writer, broadcaster and landscape designer. He attended Edmonton County School and earned a first class honours degree in history at Queen Mary College, University of London.
In 1999, he published The Spirit of Britain: A Narrative History of the Arts, a widely acclaimed 700-page study of British arts through two millennia. In 2005, he published Coronation: A History of Kingship and the British Monarchy.