Gareth Russell was a student at Down High Grammar School in Northern Ireland before he went onto to study Modern History at Saint Peter’s College in the University of Oxford. He divides his time between Belfast, London and Connecticut. His accent is, therefore, best described as polymorphous, shifting with the greatest of ease from Northern Irish to English to American. This pleases him greatly. His first ever word was “shoe” and if he had to have dinner with one person from history, it would be Anne Boleyn.