Dr Estelle Paranque

Dr Estelle Paranque is a Lecturer in Early Modern History at New College of the Humanities and earned a PhD in Early Modern European History from University College London in 2016. She has participated in international historical TV documentaries including ‘Secrets d’Histoire’ (France, 2015) and ‘Elizabeth and Mary’ (Japan, 2018), as well as the history podcasts ‘On The Tudor Trail’ and ‘HistoryHit’ (forthcoming), and YouTube Channels such as ‘Viral History‘.

Estelle is a historian who is truly passionate about history and her areas of expertise: Elizabethan and royal studies. She is the author of the first full-length study on Elizabeth and the French monarchs, entitled ELIZABETH I OF ENGLAND THROUGH VALOIS EYES: Power, Representation, and Diplomacy in the Reign of the Queen, 1558-1588, recently published by Palgrave Macmillan. She has published co-edited collections on COLONIZATION, PIRACY AND TRADE IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE: The Roles of Powerful Women and Queens (2017) and FORGOTTEN QUEENS IN MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN EUROPE: Political Agency, Myth-making, and Patronage (2018). She has published several essays on Elizabeth I of England, Henri III of France, and Catherine de Medici.

Her research has been featured in the Sunday Telegraph and she has been interviewed by The Telegraph, The Times, BBC Scotland (Radio), among others. Estelle’s article on Mary, Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I will be published in December by History Scotland.