Today's featured speaker from the "Anne Boleyn, the Woman who changed England" online event is Dr Estelle Paranque, who many of you will recognise from the recent docudrama "The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family". I loved her enthusiasm for her subject in that series and I really could listen to Estelle talking about Tudor history all day.
Estelle is just one of the eight speakers taking part in a unique fully online Anne Boleyn conference which runs from 28th February to 6th March. It is a mixture of daily pre-recorded videos plus live interactive Q&A sessions with the experts. The topic is "Anne Boleyn, the Woman who changed England", and ticket holders will meet a very new Anne Boleyn and understand why she changed the course of English history. It's taking place completely online, so you'll be able to attend from the comfort of your home, which is brilliant in these uncertain times.
Dr Estelle Paranque is a historian, author and assistant professor of history. She has extensively published on the Tudors and the Valois.
She completed her PhD in Early Modern History at University College London in 2016 and turned it into a monograph that was published in November 2018 by Palgrave Macmillan: "Elizabeth I of England Through Valois Eyes: Power, Representation, and Diplomacy in the Reign of the Queen, 1558-1588".
Estelle has always had a passion for history and particularly for queens and diplomacy.
She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She is also a co-convenor of the Tudor and Stuart Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in London. She has been teaching at university level for the last nine years and is dedicated to sharing her passion for history with the next generation.
Her research interests are royal and diplomatic studies. She works on Anglo-French relations during Elizabeth's reign and on monarchical representations during the early modern period.
She also works on Catherine de Medici and the Valois kings and their consorts.
Estelle has participated in the popular historical documentary "Secrets d'Histoire" on France 2, the BBBC's "The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family", BBC Radio 4, and numerous podcasts (BBC History, Viral History, Hidden Stories with Helen Carr for HistoryHit).
Estelle is currently a Lecturer in Early Modern History at New College of the Humanities at Northeastern where she teaches courses on Early Modern Britain, Early Modern Europe, and the Early Modern World. Her next book "Blood, Fire and Gold: the story of Elizabeth I and Catherine de Medici" will be published by Ebury in June 2022.
Do join Estelle and seven other Boleyn experts in "Anne Boleyn, the Woman who changed England" 28 Feb to 6 March.