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About Estelle Paranque


Estelle is a historian and an Assistant Professor in History. She is the author and editor of five books. Her latest book, Blood, Fire, and Gold has been named "Best History Books of 2022" in History Today, "10 Best History Books of 2022" Smithsonian Magazine, Amazon's Editor Pick for "Best History Books of the Month" (December), Best Books Summer 2022 (The Times), Book of The Week (18 June 2022, The Times).

She completed her PhD in Early Modern History at University College London in 2016. She turned her PhD 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

She was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and she is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in January 2019. 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 twelve years and is dedicated to share her passion for history with the next generation. Her research interests are royal, diplomatic, women studies.


She is also very interested in public engagement and has participated in BBC 2 / PBS The Boleyns: A Scandalous Family and Secrets d'Histoire on France 2, BBC Radio 4, and numerous podcasts (BBC History, Viral History, Not Just The Tudors, HistoryHit). 

She is represented by Rachel Conway at Georgina Capel Associates. For any queries, please contact her agent directly.


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