Charles Mosley was born in London and educated at Eton and King's College Cambridge. He has worked all his life in publishing, information research, journalism and broadcasting. At one time he regularly monitored speechmaking by overseas politicians for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He has also covered speeches by British politicians and occasionally delivers speeches himself. He is the author or editor of many books, including American Presidential Families (with Hugh Brogan), Burke's Peerage and Baronetage (106th and 107th editions), Blood Royal and Debrett's Guide to Entertaining. He contributed the biographies of Britain's eighteenth and nineteenth century prime ministers to the Burke's Peerage and Gentry website. He lives with his second wife and two dogs in the London borough of Westminster, where the crafting, polishing and delivery of speeches is a centuries-old industry.