MY CURRENT CURRICULUM VITAE
Birthdate: December 03, 1956
Birthplace: Culver City, California
Family: parents: Dennis and Betty Lou Beem
siblings: James, David, and Andrew Beem
partner: William Jay "JJ" Brown
pets: Lola, Dexter (aka "Bonehead")
12/02 Ph.D. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.
Major: Early Modern/Modern European History
Minor: Medieval European History
Dissertation: The Lioness Roared: The Problems of Female Rule in English
History. Advisors: Laura Tabili (chair), Richard Cosgrove, and Helen Nader.
05/90 M.A. Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.
Major: Medieval European History
Minor: American History
Thesis: The Royal Minorities of Medieval England. Advisor: F. Jeffrey Platt.
06/79 B.A. California State University, Northridge.
2009- present: Associate Professor of History, Coordinator, British Studies Minor, University of North
2003-2009: Assistant Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Pembroke.
1997-2003: Lecturer, Department of History, University of Arizona.
1999-2000: Lecturer, California State Polytechnic University, San
Luis Obispo, California.
Fall 1997, Spring, Summer 2003: Lecturer, Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona.
Queenship in Early Modern Europe (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming in 2015).
The Lioness Roared: The Problems of Female Rule in English History. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).
Second (paperback) edition issued June 2008.
The Name Of a Queen: William Fleetwood’s Itinerarium ad Windsor: (co-edited with Dennis Moore)
(New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013).
The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)
The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern England. (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)
Articles and Book Chapters
“William Fleetwood and the Itinerarium ad Windsor” and “The Itinerarium ad Windsor
and English Queenship” in The Name of a Queen: William Fleetwood’s
Itinerarium ad Windsor, ed. Dennis Moore and Charles Beem (New York: Palgrave
Macmillan, forthcoming in 2013).
“The Pastimes of George Ferrers: Reconstructing the Life and Career of a Tudor
Renaissance Gentleman,” Explorations in Renaissance Culture, vol. 37, no. 1 (Summer 2011),
“The Four Thomases: Wolsey, More, Cromwell, and Cranmer” and “Past and Present:
Henry VIII Through the Ages,” Calliope vol. 21, no. 6 (March 2011), pp. 18-20, 47-49.
.“Why Elizabeth Never left England” (co-authored with Carole Levin) in
The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I ed. Charles Beem (New York: Palgrave
Macmillan, 2011), pp. 3-26 .
“Lord of Misrule: The Life and Times of George Ferrers, Tudor Renaissance
Gentleman,” Markyate 19: The Journal of the Markyate Local Historical Society,
(2010), pp. 23-28.
“From Lydgate to Shakespeare: George Ferrers and the Historian as a Moral
Compass.” Latch: a Journal for the Study of the Literary Artifact in theory, Culture, or
History vol. 2 (2009) pp. 101-114.
“Greater in Marriage: The Matrimonial Career of the Empress Matilda” in Queens and
Power in Medieval and Early Modern England, ed. Carole Levin and Robert Bucholz
(Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2009).
“Woe to Thee, O Land!: The Introduction” and “Have Not Wee a Noble Kynge?: The
Minority of Edward VI” in The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern
England, ed. Charles Beem (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008), pp. 1-16, 211-
“I Am Her Majesty’s Subject: Prince George of Denmark and the Transformation of the
English Male Consort.” Canadian Journal of History, vol. 34, no. 3 (Dec. 2004), pp.
“Juana, Queen of Castile,” “Anne Stanhope Seymour,” “Katherine Ferrers: The Wicked Lady” and
“Elizabeth Grey Dudley Plantagenet” in A Biographical Encyclopedia of Early Modern
Englishwomen, Exemplary Lives and Memorable Acts, 1500-1650 (Burlington Vt.:
“Richard III was innocent of the charge of murder: Pro” in Popular Controversies in World History:
1000 C.E. to 1900 ed. Steve Danvers (Santa Barbara, Ca.: ABC-CLIO, forthcoming).
“Female Rulers of Early Modern Europe” World History Encyclopedia, Vol. 6: The First Global Age,
ed. Dane Morrison and Alexander Mikaberidze (Santa Barbara, Ca.: ABC-CLIO, 2011).
The Rise of Female Kings in Europe, 1300-1800, by William Monter, forthcoming in Journal of
A Royal Passion: The Turbulent Marriage of King Charles I of England and Henrietta Maria of France, by
Katie Whitacker, Journal of British Studies, vol. 51, no. 3,(July 2012) pp. 749-50.
Richard II: Manhood, Youth, and Power, 1377-99, by Christopher Fletcher, Speculum, vol. 87, no. 2 (April
2012), p. 32-34.
The Tudors: The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty, by G.J. Meyer,
Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 42, no. 2 (Summer 2011), pp. 603-604.
Lord Henry Howard 1540-1614: An Elizabethan Life, by D.C. Andersson, forthcoming in
2011 in Sixteenth Century Journal.
Thomas Cromwell: Machiavellian Statecraft and the English Reformation, by J, Patrick Coby,
Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 41, no. 1 (Winter 2010) pp. 1222-23.
The Catholic Imaginary and the Cults of Elizabeth, by Stephen Hamrick, Journal of British
Studies vol. 49, no. 1 (January 2010), pp. 157-58.
Defending Royal Supremacy and Discerning God’s Will in Tudor England, by Daniel Eppley,
Journal of British Studies, vol. 48, no. 3 (July 2009) pp. 761-62.
The Heart of a King, by Benton Rain Patterson, Journal of British Studies, vol. 47, no. 1 (January 2008), pp. 172-
Tudor England and its Neighbors, ed. Susan Doran, Glenn Richardson, Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 37, no. 3
(2006), pp. 875-76.
Elizabeth’s Wars, by Paul E.J. Hammer, Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 37, no. 2 (2006)
pp.568-70.Retha Warnicke, Wicked Women in Tudor England (2012)
"The Marriage Have and Have Nots" NC Policy Watch- Progressive Voices 7/15/2013
"The Thirty Nine Percent" NC policy Watch- Progressive Voices 10/17/2012
"Civil Rights? Thats So Gay!" NC Policy Watch- Progressive Voices 10/17/2012
BOOK SERIES EDITOR
“Queenship and Power” (co-edited by Carole Levin) published by Palgrave Macmillan,
List of Published Titles
Charles Beem, The Lioness Roared: The Problems of Female Rule in English History (2008).
Carole Levin, Debra Barrett Graves, Jo Eldridge Carney, eds., High and Might Queens of Early Modern
Sharon L. Jansen, The Monstrous Regiment of Women: Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe (2009).
Arlene Naylor Okerlund, Elizabeth of York (October 2009).
Linda Shenk, Learned Queen: the Imperial Images of Elizabeth I (2009).
Alice Hunt and Anna Whitelock, eds., Tudor Queenship: The Reigns of Mary and Elizabeth 2010).
Anna Riehl, The Face of Queenship: Representations of Elizabeth I (2010).
Illona Bell, Elizabeth I: The Voice of a Monarch (2010).
Catherine Loomis, The Death of Elizabeth I (2010).
William Layher, Queenship and Voice in Medieval Northern Europe (2010).
Erin Sadlack, The French Queen's Letters: Mary Tudor Brandon and the Politics of Marriage in Sixteenth Century
Charles Beem, ed. The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I (2011).
Retha Warnicke, Wicked Women in Tudor England (2012)
Lisa Benz, Three Medieval Queens: Queenship and Power in Fourteenth Century England (2012).
Rayne Allison, Monarchy of Letters (2012)
Kavita Murdan Finn, Last Plantagenet Consorts (2012)
Sid Ray, Mother Queens and Princely Sons (2012)
Dennis Moore and Charles Beem, eds. The Name of a Queen: William Fleetwood’s Itinerarium ad Windsor (2013).
Theresa Earenfight, Queenship in Medieval Europe (2013).
Sarah Duncan, A queen and by the same title a king also:’ Gender, Power, and Ceremony
in the Reign of Mary I (2013).
Debra Barrett Graves, ed. The Emblematic Queen (2013)
Theresa Earenfight, Queenship in Medieval Europe (2013)
2013: awarded the Agnes Strickland prize for best paper at the annual meeting of the Queen Elizabeth I
Society, Omaha, Nebraska, March 2013.
2013: recipient, HOPES Mid-Career Faculty Support Initiative.
2012- present Fellow, Royal Historical Society
2011-2013: executive committee member, South Central Renaissance Conference.
2010: Folger Shakespeare Library Short Term Fellowship (deferred until May 2012).
2010: Consulting editor for a special edition of Calliope (forthcoming in March 2011).
2008-2009: Book Prize committee, North American Conference on British Studies, John Ben Snow
2008: University of North Carolina, Pembroke, Adolph Dial Award for Scholarship.
2007: Folger Shakespeare Library Short-Term Fellowship (Summer 2007).
2007: quoted in the article, “Heroes and Harem Owners: That’s What’s in a Name,” by John Kelly,
The Washington Post, (April 26, 2007), p. T04.
2007: interviewed and quoted in the article, “When Royals Become Rock Stars,” by
Rebecca Keegan, Time, vol. 169, no. 14 (April 2, 2007), pp. 63-65.
2006- University of North Carolina, Pembroke, Junior Faculty Summer Fellowship.
2006- University of North Carolina, Pembroke, Excellence in Teaching Award.
SELECTED SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS
07/13: King and Queens 2 Conference, Winchester, England. "The Name of a Queen: Elizabeth I and
William Fleetwood's Itinerarium ad Windsor."
03/13: South Central Renaissance Conference/Queen Elizabeth I Society, Omaha, Nebraska.
“The Itinerarium ad Windsor and English Queenship.”
09/12: Western Conference on British Studies, Las Vegas, Nevada. “The Crown and the
03/12: South Central Renaissance Conference/Queen Elizabeth I Society, New Orleans, La.
“William Fleetwood and the Itinerarium ad Windsor.”
12/11: Institute of Historical Research International Conference on Prince Consorts in History,
London, England. “Why Prince George of Denmark Did Not Become a King of England."
03/11: South Central Renaissance Conference/Elizabeth I Society, St. Louis, Mo.
"Why Elizabeth Never left England.
03/10: The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, University of Nebraska, Lincoln.
"The Pastimes of George Ferrers: Reconstructing the Life and Career of a Tudor Renaissance
03/10: South Central Renaissance Conference/Elizabeth I Society, Corpus Christi,
Texas. “Elizabeth I: The Gender Queen.”
07/09: Henry VIII and the Tudor Court 1509-2009 Conference, Hampton Court Palace,
Hampshire, U.K. “From Solomon to Josiah: Henry VIII, Edward VI, and the
Transition from a Majority to a Minority Supremacy of the Church.”
05/09: Fourteenth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Mich.
“From Lydgate to Shakespeare: George Ferrers and the Historian as Moral
10/08: Sixteenth Century Society and Conference Annual Meeting. St. Louis, Mo.
“A Wise and Learned Man: George Ferrers and the Christmas Festivities of
06/08: Seminar paper, Fourteenth Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Minneapolis,
Minnesota, “Female Kingship: Gender, Language and the English Conception of Regnant
Queenship” in the seminar “Gender and Politics in the Early Atlantic World,” moderated by
Mary Beth Norton, Cornell University.
03/08: North Carolina Association of Historians, annual meeting, Pembroke, North Carolina. “The
Empire Strikes Back: The Beatles and Britain’s Imperial Legacy.”
03/08: Keynote Address, South-Central Renaissance Conference/Elizabeth I Society, Kansas City,
Mo. “The Pastimes of George Ferrers: Reconstructing the Life and Career of a Tudor
10/07: Sixteenth Century Society and Conference Annual Meeting, Minneapolis, Minn. Roundtable
discussion, “Queenship in Sixteenth Century Britain” and “The Articulate Puppet? Edward VI
and Northumberland’s Regime Reconsidered.”
11/06: North American Conference on British Studies, Annual Meeting, Boston, Mass. “Preparing for
Josiah: Henry VIII and the Minority of Edward VI.”
03/06 Queens and Power in Medieval and Early Modern England Conference, Lincoln, Nebraska.
“Greater in Marriage: the Matrimonial Career of the Empress Matilda.”
09/05 Medieval- Renaissance Conference XIX, Wise, Virginia. “The Concept of the Royal Minority in
Medieval and Early Modern England.”
10/04 Western Conference on British Studies, San Antonio, Texas. “Woo to Thee, O Land, When a
Child is Thy King: The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern England.”
09/04 Medieval- Renaissance Conference XVIII, Wise Virginia. “Making a Name for Herself: The
empress Matilda and the Construction of Female Lordship in Twelfth Century England.”
03/04 Education and Media Conference, Metropolitan College of New York. “Evaluating Films as
Historical Texts: The Path to Critical Thinking.”
10/03 Western Conference on British Studies, Tucson, Arizona. “I Am Her Majesty’s Subject: The
George of Denmark Story.”
10/99 Western Conference on British Studies, Tucson Arizona. "The Queen is also a King: Mary I
and the Act Concerning Regal Power."
10/97 Western Conference on British Studies, Ft. Worth Texas. "The Lioness Roared: Matilda and the
Politics of Gender in Twelfth Century England."
02/97 Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Conference, Tempe
Arizona. "Henry VIII and the Minority of Edward VI."
10/96 Western Conference on British Studies, Colorado Springs Colorado.
"Queen Victoria's Bedchamber Crisis Revisited."
COURSES DEVELOPED AND TAUGHT
Western Civilization: From the Rise of Cities to the Counter Reformation.
Western Civilization: Europe in the Modern World.
World Civilizations to 1500.
World Civilizations, 1500 to the Present.
American Ideals and Institutions.
Introduction to British Studies.
Introduction to History.
History of Modern Europe.
History of the Holocaust.
Early Modern Europe.
History of Colonial Latin America.
Nature and Practice of History- Early Modern Britain.
Modern British History.
Topics in Gender History: The History of Sexuality.
History of the British Empire.
History of Medieval Britain.
History of Medieval Britain (graduate colloquium).
History of the British Empire (graduate colloquium).
|The High School grad 1974
The Associate Professor 2012