Good day to you! I’m a 17th-Century historian, specialising in the Late Stuart period, with an emphasis on the reign of William and Mary (1689-1702). I’m an independent researcher and not an academic.
I studied at Rockledge High School in Rockledge, Florida, then Brevard Community College in Cocoa, Florida, from which I obtained my Associate’s Degree in History and became a member of Phi Theta Kappa honour society. I went on to study at the University of Central Florida, where I obtained two Bachelor’s degrees – one in Anthropology and one in History. I then continued my education in history through online courses with the University of Oxford, Princeton University, and the Curtis Institute of Music. Since 2008, I have been independently researching the seventeenth century – a time I have always loved and had a keen interest in, and that was channelled into this website and my work in both historical fiction and nonfiction. In 2015, I attended the University of Oxford’s online course Civil War and Revolution: A Nation Divided, 1640-1660 under Dr Andrew Lacey.
Beginning in 2011, I was one of the six original developers of The Garden History Tours at Kensington Palace, which I led until 2014. I am a historical advisor/consultant and have been interviewed on television for NTR television’s De Gouden Eeuw in The Netherlands and on the radio with BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. Further, I am a member of London Historians, the Royal Studies Network, the Historical Novel Society, the Royal Stuart Society, Birkbeck’s Early Modern Society, and Williamite Universe. I was also a member of the now-archived Hoydens and Firebrands: Roaring Ladies Who Write About The Seventeenth Century!
If you require spoken articles, my free podcasts are available on iTunes: The Seventeenth Century Lady Podcast
For my guest posts and interviews, check out my Press page.
I am a member and supporter of Historic Royal Palaces .
More about Andrea:
My parents are from Chile (and I’m a mixture of 69% European and 31% Native South American) and I speak (to varying proficiencies) English, Spanish, French, Croatian, Italian, Dutch and Latin.