Jeremy Musson is an architectural historian, writer and broadcaster who worked for Country Life for twelve years, first as Architectural Writer and then as Architectural Editor. He has a particular enthusiasm for the late-seventeenth-century and early-eighteenth-century English county houses and has visited all the surviving works of Vanbrugh. He is passionate about engaging a wider audience in the marvels and spectacles of the English country house tradition. A former assistant curator for the National Trust in East Anglia, he also presented the popular BBC2 series, The Curious House Guest. He is the author of The Country Houses of Sir John Vanbrugh, The English Manor House: from the Archives of Country Life and How to Read a House. Born in London in 1965, he now lives with his family in Cambridge.
Hugo Rittson Thomas is one of the UK's leading portrait photographers. He began his career in the art world, studying at Central St. Martin's and Goldsmiths University of London, and took part in the landmark exhibition Temple of Diana alongside Tracey Emin at The Blue Gallery in 1999. Rittson Thomas photographed Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Household for his book The Queen’s People which was published by Assouline in 2016. He has photographed a number of books for Frances Lincoln including The Secret Gardeners and Secret Gardens of the Cotswolds.