Andrew Rose

About Andrew

Andrew was educated in Dorset and at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he studied law.

Called to the Bar in 1968, he practised in leading London criminal chambers for nearly twenty years. With experience both as defending advocate and as prosecutor, Andrew appeared frequently at the Old Bailey, where he gained a deep insight into the trial process and the curious ways of judges, juries, police officers and witnesses.

Licensing also brought experience of a multifaceted, often raffish, spectrum of society, involving seedy betting shops, shebeens, clip-joints, dog tracks, rowdy discos and shady casinos. Andrew also enjoyed high-end work for the Ritz, the Savoy, Annabel's Club and Crockford's, sometimes involving appearances before a secretive (and often grumpy) royal tribunal, held at Buckingham Palace in a tiny courtroom directly directly opposite the Queen's study...

Leaving the Bar, Andrew worked as volunteer for an HIV/AIDS charity during a challenging period at the end of the 1980s, later undertaking literary research. In 1999, Andrew was appointed a judge of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal. Judicial training in the assessment of credibility proved invaluable when uncovering the carefully hidden conspiracy by British royal officials revealed in his latest book, The Prince, the Princess and the Perfect Murder (in the USA titled The Woman Before Wallis in the USA). Read more...

Andrew's many TV and radio appearances include Dr Crippen (Channel Four); The Last Secret of Dr Crippen (C5); Forensic Casebook (ITV1), The Science of Crime (WMR for BBC World); and Portillo's State Secrets (BBC1). Andrew made a major contribution to the C4 drama-documentary Edward VIII's Murderous Mistress, based on The Prince, The Princess and the Perfect Murder. He will also be seen in a new murder mystery series for Yesterday Channel, due to be screened later in 2015.


He is a member of the Society of Authors and of the Biographers' Club.




One's first aim in life should be to be as different as possible from everybody else

Charles-Joseph, 7th Prince de Ligne [1735-1814]