Victoria is writing a biography of Daisy Warwick, one of England’s most famous personalities at the end of the Victorian era, mistress to many, a grand socialite turned socialist. Victoria was a prime researcher for Jane Ridley’s BERTIE: A LIFE OF EDWARD VII. Daisy was his lover for many years and had a great influence on him.
Victoria also took part in the Blakeway Production for the BBC on Edward VII.
Prior to that, Victoria wrote a biography of her father, Sir Jack Boles, a colonial administrator in Borneo who became the Director General of the National Trust at the time of its greatest work.
Her interest in rural affairs – Daisy Warwick started an agricultural college – won her a First in History at the University of Reading for her work on the life of Richard Benyon, a grand and benevolent Victorian landlord. This was followed by an MA in Biography under Jane Ridley.
Victoria is a Trustee of the Museum of English Rural Life and serves on a number of rural charities. She will be High Sheriff of Berkshire in 2016.
She is married to Dudley (previously MP for Kensington) and has four children.