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Rowen Germain

Candidate, M.A. Public History

Degrees:B.A. (University of Victoria)

Current Program: MA in Public History (2017)


Prof. David Dean

Academic Interests:

Tudor/Stuart England; gender relations at court; mistresses and queens; women’s history; representation of women; historic sites; public history

Teaching Experience:

19th Century German History (N. Thornton), Fall 2017

Description of Research

My research project (at this point) will look at a popular Tudor historic site in the United Kingdom, most likely Hampton Court Palace outside of London, to examine and analyze the representation of Henry VIII’s wives. I will look at various modes of their representation, including how they are described on the Historic Royal Palaces website, how they are portrayed in performances at the site, and how they feature in exhibits at the site. I hope to be able to discuss the reasoning behind such portrayals, and to thus break the narratives and stereotypes put forth to make them more multi-dimensional in the future.