Saturday, October 15, 2016

Big News!

The Six Wives of Henry VIII. Parliament, Westminster.

It is with great excitement that I announce to BeingBess readers that, after a lot of hard work and sacrifice, I have earned my Master of Arts in History! I did the defense of my thesis on October 3rd and passed, allowing me to graduate this semester. I have concentrated on the medieval through the Elizabethan eras in my studies, with a special focus on the history of royal and noble women. My hope is that my degree will help me as I publish, and also in getting a new job. Thank you for being patient with the fact that during the duration of my studies, I made less frequent posts on the blog and the Facebook page.

Now that my studies are over, I am in the process of fulfilling my lifelong dream and moving to England! I am looking for jobs in English museums, archives and universities. Of course, BeingBess will continue, and as always, I thank you for your support! 

Friday, February 19, 2016

Important BeingBess Update

The author of BeingBess in front of the Old Palace at Hatfield, what remains of the primary childhood residence of Queen Elizabeth I. Photo © A.Jensen/BeingBess.

Dear BeingBess fans,
     As you've probably noticed, there has been a shortage of BeingBess blog posts recently. This is because I am currently finishing my master's degree in European History, and the final project, my thesis, is taking up all of my time (as you can imagine)! You can be assured that as soon as the thesis is completed, original BeingBess articles will resume on the blog on a regular basis. In the meantime, I invite you to follow the BeingBess Facebook page, which is updated daily, and/or follow BeingBess on Twitter and Pinterest to stay connected. I'm so thankful to have you all celebrating Elizabeth I and her legacy along with me!

     I'm looking forward to having my graduate degree in hand and letting it lead the way to new and exciting opportunities in my field, and I am equally excited to getting back to writing for the blog!