About Us

Welcome to the History of Royal Women blog!

My name is Moniek (please call me Mo!) and I live in Arnhem in the Netherlands. My interest began with Anne Boleyn and the Tudor times, but it greatly expanded over time as I found more and more admirable women in other countries and kingdoms.  I enjoy visiting the places where these women lived and died and I love reading about them.

I am not a historian and this is just a hobby!

If you wish to contact me, you can do so here. You can also find me on Twitter, Youtube and Facebook.


HRW Contributors


My name is Amy, I live in Manchester in the United Kingdom. I am currently a third year History student and hope to carry on with post-graduate study next year. History has always been my one true love! The Early-Modern period is my preferred era, in particular the Seventeenth Century. I am always drawn to anything to do with the Holy Roman Empire, especially roles for women under the Empire. I spend my spare time with my family at our allotment and watching lots of period dramas and historical TV shows.



My name is Brittani, and I am from Tennessee, USA. I have a B.A. in Political Science and History from the University of Tennessee: Knoxville, and I’m currently pursuing my master’s degree at Northeastern University. I’ve been passionate about history since I was a child. My favorite areas to study and research are World War II through the Cold War, as well as studying the ancient Romans and Egyptians. Aside from pursuing my passion for writing about history, I am the Europe Correspondent for Royal Central. I am also an avid reader who believes you can never stop learning! On any weekend in the fall, you can find me watching college football (American football) and cheering on my Tennessee Volunteers! You can contact me on Twitter @brittani_91 .


img_0078Living in Europe as a child I was fascinated by the history around me. Now many years later and retired in Boston, Ma USA , I am once again indulging my love of history and the stories of the people who came before.




My name is Franziska and I’m from Baden-Württemberg, Germany. I am currently studying English and German at the University of Tübingen and history is a huge part of my studies. I’ve been very passionate about history since I was a child. My favourite areas are the history of the German-speaking Europe as well as the history of the United Kingdom. Especially the middle ages are interesting to me and I am currently specialising in medieval German poetry.
Hi, my name is Kelly Mallari and I am a Master of Arts graduate from the University of NC at Greensboro.  I love history and I have always had an interest in British History in particular. I specialise in British Literature from Elizabethan to Victorian but I love writing opinion or factual pieces about the socio-economic climate of the 15th – 19th century London.  The protocol and artisan way of life resonates with me as I have a profound appreciation for historical grandeur and life. I currently live in Greensboro, NC in the US and Battersea, London, England depending on what month it is!
Hello!  I’m from the UK but living in the US right now.  I have a research degree in psychology – but sometimes wish I’d studied history instead!  My favourite time periods are ancient through to medieval, with a soft spot for the shadowy “Dark” Ages.


Hi, my name is Raluca and I live in Bucharest, Romania. I am passionate about history since childhood and I am an avid reader of royal biographies. This interest started when I was 14 years old and I travelled with my parents to Sinaia, the summer residence city of the Romanian royal family. There, in one summer, I read the memoirs of Queen Marie of Romania while watching from the window of my hotel room the majestic scenery of Peles Castle. It was the beginning of a lifetime love story with royalty and history. Aside from this, I am also interested in all things related to Middle East and I have studied some Arabic language. I love travelling and experiencing new cultures and I believe learning and reading are the royal road to…happiness.


I graduated from St. Mary’s College of California in 2013 with a liberal arts degree. My major was liberal and civic studies with a minor in history. Currently, I live in Tennessee, where I’m getting my masters in elementary teaching. I plan to graduate next year. Besides being a full time student, I am a DJ and small talk show host on the local radio station 105.5 WYTM.
I have a passion for women’s history. I  have a book blog where I review books about women in historical era. I also have a passion for royalty! While I do love European royalty, I love to research stories about Asian and Hawaiian royalty because that is where my family is from. Also, because European royalty is so popular, it is rare for East Asian and Polynesian cultures to be focused on, when they are just as much interesting. Thank you, I’m excited to be on the team!
Hello! My name is Sophie, I’m from Sweden and currently a business student living in northern Spain. I previously studied Fashion and Art History at Stockholm University and Uppsala University. I have always been fascinated by women in history, and their significance for fashion, art and literature from the 16th century until today. My favourite eras would be the Victorian and the 1920’s. I also have a great interest in European royalty, especially my country’s royal history. In my spare time, I love watching biographical documentaries, period dramas and read anything by Jane Austen.
My name is Hannah and I’m from New Zealand but I now live in London, England. I did my Masters in History at the University of Auckland where my research concerned English medieval princesses. I love all things medieval and have also conducted research on the history of queenship.  My first love was the Tudors when I inspired by reading historical fiction novels as a teenager but in my academic career I have slowly moved further back in time and now the majority of my work concerns the fourteenth century, where things are just as dramatic in my opinion!