Hi there! I'm Heather, and I've been writing about history online for nearly 20 years since I started my first website on Colonial America in 1998 as a project for my honors program in History. I've been passionate about Tudor history since I was a teenager and sang William Byrd's Ave Verum Corpus in high school chamber choir, 25 years ago. When I graduated from university, I moved to London to immerse myself in the choral world, and spent my time going to Evensong services around the country. It's been my biggest passion in life.
In 2009 I started The Renaissance English History Podcast in a weekend because I thought podcasting would be a good thing to know how to do. Even though I haven't always been the most consistent podcaster (job, baby, etc), it's been a constant in my life that I've gone back to time and time again. In 2015 we had an opportunity to move to Spain, and I quit my job of 10 years to give Immersing Myself in Tudor England a goal as a job. I had no idea what that would look like, but I knew it involved writing, podcasting, bringing great content to people, and building a community of people who were as passionate about Tudor history as I am.
In 2017 I created The Tudor Planner, which sold hundreds of copies, and was the launchpad for me creating other products. With this shop, I'm aiming to bring products that are fun and whimsical, but rooted in scholarship, and also showcase my love of women's history, particularly the kickass and powerful women of Tudor England (and France). I hope you find something that inspires you to research more, or inspires others around you.
The women's quote collection all feature sketches done by my friend, San Diego based artist David Brooks. He's an amazing and talented artist, and I'm thrilled to be able to feature his work here.