Scholar Introduction: Jack Beesley

Jack Beesley is a postgraduate in Heritage and Queenship Studies from Queen Mary University of London and Historic Royal Palaces, currently preparing to begin his PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University this October. Jack’s BA dissertation focused on the memory of Anne Boleyn in the reign of Elizabeth I, for which he won the King AlfredContinue reading “Scholar Introduction: Jack Beesley”

Scholar Introduction: Ellie Woodacre

Dr. Elena (Ellie) Woodacre is a Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History at the University of Winchester who specialises in queenship and royal studies. Ellie has become an evangelist for royal studies as an academic discipline and has been pushing the field of queenship in new directions with her activities in the field andContinue reading “Scholar Introduction: Ellie Woodacre”

Scholar Introduction: Louise Gay

Louise Gay is a postgraduate in Medieval Studies from the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès (France), currently preparing the beginning of her PhD next fall. Her Master’s dissertation focused on Capetian queenship and warfare, investigating the French queens’ policies of war and diplomacy from the late Xth to the early XIVth centuries. This project exploredContinue reading “Scholar Introduction: Louise Gay”

Scholar Introduction: Holly Marsden

Holly is a first year PhD student on a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme, studying the life of Queen Mary II of England. Based at both the University of Winchester and Historic Royal Palaces, Holly also works with the National Portrait Gallery and Royal Museums Greenwich. She is currently learning early modern French and Dutch asContinue reading “Scholar Introduction: Holly Marsden”

Scholar Introduction: Amy Saunders

Amy Saunders is currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Winchester, exploring gender, sexuality and representation in heritage. Her research currently focuses on Stuart royal couples, examining how James VI & I and Anna of Denmark, Charles I and Henrietta Maria, and Charles II and Catherine of Braganza are represented and remembered. Amy hasContinue reading “Scholar Introduction: Amy Saunders”

Scholar Introduction: Andy McMillin

A California native, Andy McMillin holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medieval Studies from the University of California at Davis. She also has credentials from the University of Oxford, in English Local History, and a MRes degree from the University of Reading in Medieval Studies. She is currently a PhD researcher at the University of Winchester inContinue reading “Scholar Introduction: Andy McMillin”

Scholar Introduction: Catherine Capel

Catherine is a full time PhD student at the University of Winchester and is in the final year of her three-year studentship on the theme of forgotten women in history. Her main research focus is the motivations and participation of Anglo-Norman queens and noblewomen in warfare, with an interest in gendered political representations of womenContinue reading “Scholar Introduction: Catherine Capel”

Scholar Introduction: Katia Wright

Katia Wright is a part-time PhD Student at the University of Winchester. She has been studying medieval queenship for the last ten years, and her research interests include the troubles of fifteenth century dowager queens and the political impact of England’s French queens on Anglo-French relations during the Hundred Years’ War. Katia’s current research, forContinue reading “Scholar Introduction: Katia Wright”

Scholar Introduction: Amy-Jane Humphries

Amy-Jane Humphries is a recent postgraduate alumna from the University of Winchester. Her Masters dissertation explored the queenship of Margaret of Anjou and Henrietta Maria with a particular focus on how they operated as queens during the Wars of the Roses and the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. The range of her main research interestsContinue reading “Scholar Introduction: Amy-Jane Humphries”

Scholar Introduction: Johanna Strong

Johanna is a second-year PhD student at the University of Winchester under the supervision of Dr Ellie Woodacre and Dr Simon Sandall. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at Queen’s University, Canada, and went on to complete her Master of Arts at the same university. Her Master’s thesis analysed early modern interpretations of queenship,Continue reading “Scholar Introduction: Johanna Strong”