An American studying royalty? That’s me, and I want to share the royal history I’ve learned. Who doesn’t love the story behind a crown or two?
Yes, I’m an American, specifically of the Southwestern persuasion. I was born and raised (for the first eight years of my life) in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is where part of my love for history began – my father’s family are descendants of the Mormon pioneers that settled Southern Nevada. Through them I trace part of my English heritage all the way into the 1600s.
On my maternal side, we’re a bit closer to the Mother Country. Both sets of great-grandparents hail from across the pond. My mother remembers visiting her grandparents and seeing pictures of the Queen on their wall. They spoke of home, and it influenced my mother and, in turn, influenced me to appreciate many aspects of England and the monarchy.
Fast-forward many moons to when I started my website Mandy’s British Royalty at the age of 18. From there my passion for research and writing about royal history flowed, and I’ve been at it ever since. I celebrate 20 years this year.
My dream of getting to London came true in 2008 when my husband and I went abroad for our honeymoon. I look forward to returning one day.
Bachelor’s Degree: History
Master’s and Doctorate: TBA