A historian and commentator on international affairs, Victoria Schofield was educated at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford, and graduated with a degree in Modern History. While at Oxford she was president of the Union, in succession to Benazir Bhutto. In 1978, she travelled to Pakistan to attend the appeal of Benazir’s father, former prime minister, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, against the death sentence in the Supreme Court of Pakistan. Her first book, “Bhutto: Trial and Execution”, was published in 1979. Since then, she has contributed to numerous media outlets including the ‘Sunday Telegraph’, ‘The Times’, ‘The Independent’, ‘The Spectator’ and, as a commentator, for the BBC and Al Jazeera. Her other publications include a two-volume history of the UK’s’ oldest highland regiment, “The Black Watch”; “Wavell: Soldier and Statesman” (published by OUP Pakistan in 2018); “Kashmir in the Crossfire” (1996); “Kashmir in Conflict” (2000, 2003, 2010, 2021); “Afghan Frontier”; “At the Crossroads of Conflict” (2003). Her latest book, “The Fragrance of Tears: My Friendship with Benazir Bhutto” was published by OUP Pakistan in 2021.