Thank you for visiting my site, MaidensAndManuscripts.com! I started this website because I was not satisfied with histories written about women. I already started my research into Anna of Cleves’ life, and realized that what history tells us about women is so often taken at face value. I hope to bring new ideas to historical discussions.

I live in the US with my family and three parrots. I have a BA in German Languages and Literature, a Juris Doctorate, and am completing my MA in Early Modern History. My first book, “Anna, Duchess of Cleves: The King’s Beloved Sister” was released in April 2019. You can find it on Amazon US, UK, and DE. My next book, “Children of the House of Cleves”, is set for release in 2021.

Three of my academic articles have been published, and I anticipate the publication of a fourth.