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.
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 History and Anthropology at the University of Central Florida, where I obtained two Bachelor of Arts degrees in these subjects. I then continued my education in history with the University of Oxford, Princeton University, and the Curtis Institute of Music. Since 2008, I moved to the UK permanently, where I have been independently researching the Stuart period – 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.
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. I was subsequently a regular contributor for ‘History of Royals Magazine’, and have written for All About History, BBC History Extra, History Scotland, the Huffington Post UK, and was one of the historians considered for the job of historical advisor on the series ‘Gunpowder’. I was one of the historians featured in BBCFour’s 2019 series, ‘Charles I: Downfall of a King’.
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.
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.