Rosemary Victoria Schofield is a British author, biographer, and historian.[1] Her most recent books are a memoir of her thirty year friendship with Benazir Bhutto,[2][3] a two volume history of the Black Watch[4][5] and a biography of Sir John Wheeler-Bennett.[6] She also wrote the first full-length biography of Field Marshal Archibald Wavell[7][8] and edited a memoir of his life and naval career by her late father Vice Admiral B.B.Schofield.[9] She regularly contributes to British national and specialist media.[10]

Life and career

Victoria Schofield was educated at the Royal Naval School for Girls, and at Lady Margaret Hall (LMH) of Oxford University, from which she holds a degree in Modern History. At LMH she was a close friend of Benazir Bhutto, whom she succeeded as President of the Oxford Union Society.[11] She was the visiting Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony's College, University of Oxford in 2004-2005.[12]

Schofield is married to Stephen Willis and has three adult children.[11]

Published works


  1. ^ "Victoria Schofield | The Round Table". The Round Table. Retrieved 2018-04-19.
  2. ^ Wilkinson, Isambard. "The ruthless politics of Pakistan — and the curse of being a Bhutto". Spectator online. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  3. ^ Schofield, Victoria. "'From Oxford pals to political prisoner – my 30-year friendship with Benazir Bhutto'". Telegraph online. Retrieved 13 November 2020.
  4. ^ "Victoria Schofield's The Black Watch launches in London". Retrieved 9 August 2017.
  5. ^ Linklater, Andro. "The Courage of Countless Generations"[permanent dead link]. The Spectator, 2 June 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  6. ^ Simms, Brendan. "The Man Who Knew Everyone". Wall Street Journal, 4 September 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  7. ^ "Wavell: Soldier and Statesman". The English Historical Review (2006) CXXI(494): 1563-1564. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  8. ^ Ziegler, Philip. "A Talent for Losing"[permanent dead link]. The Spectator, 8 April 2006. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Review: With The Royal Navy in War and Peace - O'er The Dark Blue Sea". Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  10. ^ Selected Articles and Features. Official website. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  11. ^ a b Personal information. Official website. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  12. ^ The Alistair Horne Fellowship (with list of past Fellows). St Antony's College, Oxford. Retrieved 10 November 2012. Archived 24 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine