Cecil Blanche Woodham-Smith (née Fitzgerald) was a British historian and biographer. She wrote four popular history books, each dealing with a different aspect of the Victorian era.

Books in order of publication:

Florence Nightingale – 1951
The Reason Why: The Story of the Fatal Charge of the Light Brigade – 1953

The Great Hunger: Ireland 1845 – 1849 – 1962

Queen Victoria, From her Birth to the Death of the Prince Consort – 1972