The Lady

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 Andrea12014. 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! 

For daily Early Modern History factoids, art, poetry, and music clips, you can like my page on Facebook. My daily “On This Day in the #17thCentury” tweets on Twitter: @17thCenturyLady

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.