Oskar Jensen

Oskar Jensen is a historian and writer. Having grown up in Kent with German-Danish roots, he read his three degrees in History at Christ Church, Oxford, resulting in his first book, Napoleon and British Song (2015), along with two historical novels for children, The Stones of Winter and The Wild Hunt (both 2016). Moving to a postage-stamp-sized flat in Bloomsbury for research posts at King’s College London and Queen Mary University of London, he came to love that city, and published two books steeped in its cultural history: the co-edited volume Charles Dibdin and Late Georgian Culture (2018), and The Ballad-Singer in Georgian and Victorian London (2021). Oskar is currently based in the Politics department at the University of East Anglia but lives between Folkestone and Newcastle (it’s a long story). When London Cried is his first history book for a non-academic readership.