The Crown Chronicles has a dedicated team to bring you news, history and explanations regarding the Royal Family today, and from years gone by. Get to know us!
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[Victoria also writes history articles as an early modern historian]
Bethanie Henderson-Bryan (joined September 2017)
My name is Bethanie and I am an avid history geek (have been since a child). I am a full time Speech and Language Therapist but will never turn down an opportunity to learn about history in my free time. My favourite era in history is the Tudors because it’s so dramatic and still has such an impact on our lives today, for example, the Church of England, beautiful architecture and the evolution of laws.
One of my favourite days out would be at a history museum and I hope I can help with other people’s journeys to discover as much history as possible.
Thom Hall (joined April 2018)
Almost since I learned to read I’ve been obsessed with history, in particular the history of Royalty. Foremost of course being our own Royal Family and the reigns which lead up to our own Queen Elizabeth. I’ve managed to amass an enormous collection of royal literature and spent longer than I like to admit inside the various royal palaces and castles; so writing about it all seemed a logical step!
I had an opportunity to focus on history more widely at the University of Aberystwyth, where I studied international history and politics, and I have continued to study world history and the impact monarchs have had on shaping the world we live in. While I enjoy all areas of British history I have a particular interest in the Saxon and Medieval period, as well as the imperial period later.
In my spare time I enjoy archaeology and exploring new cities and places, hopefully with the added bonus of discovering some new history!
Nicholas Fuqua (joined April 2018)
My first ‘royal’ memory was watching the wedding of Prince Andrew to Fergie (the original one!) in 1987 whilst I was growing up in Virginia in America. I was hooked! I subsequently wrote ‘fan’ letters to H.M the Queen and the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and to my astonishment I received replies! I began avidly reading magazines like Royalty Monthly and Majesty, and as many books as I could on the royal family and its history, especially about their homes and palaces.
In the summer of 1994 I took my first trip to London and toured Buckingham Palace (I still have the commemorative mug I bought in the gift shop, a collection of which has steadily grown over the years!). So, it was perhaps inevitable that I would end up living in Britain one day.
I am currently completing a PhD in history at the University of Liverpool. My interest is in architectural history and the expression of monarchy through art and design.