|Born||1974 or 1975|
|Residence||Clifton House, King's Lynn, Norfolk; and London|
|Education||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Alma mater||Oxford University|
University of London
|Occupation||Architectural historian, author, TV personality|
|Employer||The Landmark Trust, (Director 2012–present)|
|Spouse(s)||Simon Thurley (m. 2008–present)|
|Relatives||Humphrey Atkins (grandfather)|
Early life and education
She has a Ph.D. from the University of London; her thesis was on court ceremonial in the reign of Charles II.
She worked for English Heritage 2002-2012, including seven years as Curator of the Tower of London; and as its Director of Properties Presentation, was involved in the restoration of the Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle which featured in a 2009 BBC television series about English Heritage.
Since 2012 she has served as Director of The Landmark Trust.
Keay was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2019 Birthday Honours for services to heritage.
- The Earl of Essex: The Life and Death of a Tudor Traitor (2001, Historic Royal Palaces, ISBN 978-1873993156)
- The Magnificent Monarch: Charles II and the Ceremonies of Power (2008, Bloomsbury, ISBN 978-1847252258)
- The Crown Jewels: The Official Illustrated History (2012, Thames & Hudson, ISBN 978-0500289822)
- The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle (2013, English Heritage, ISBN 9781848020344)
Keay married fellow historian Simon Thurley in 2008, and the couple have boy-girl twins.
- "Biography". Anna Keay. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
- Lister-Kaye, Hermione (13 June 2014). "Anna Keay on India, motherhood and the Duke of Monmouth". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
- "Simon Thurley - about me". Simon Thurley. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
- "The Landmark Trust > Staff > Dr Anna Keay, Director". The Landmark Trust. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
- Golfar, Fiona. "Closet Harmony: Hard Working Clothes". www.vogue.co.uk. Retrieved 26 July 2018.
- Jardine, Cassandra (18 April 2009). "Heritage TV or a restoration comedy?". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
- "No. 62666". The London Gazette (Supplement). 8 June 2019. p. B12.
- "Gallery 7: Room 4". QI.com. The Museum of Curiosity, Quite Interesting Limited. Retrieved 8 April 2017.
- Massie, Allan (2 August 2008). "The kingly touch of Charles II". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 November 2014. Review