Amy Saunders

Amy returned to Winchester for her PhD after working in London where she was part of the V&A’s Visitor Experience team.

Amy did her Undergraduate history degree at the University of Winchester, and after a few years out to complete an MA in London and work in the heritage sector, came back for a PhD in Stuart history, gender, sexuality and heritage. Aside from early modern gender, sexuality and queenship, Amy is also interested in the classical world, and has taught practical mummification (with carrots not bodies!) and directed ancient Greek plays (in translation. They weren’t THAT fancy!). Amy is a distance student living in Yorkshire so hopes to introduce you all to the wonderful heritage sites of the North through history indoors. Interests: Queenship, Sexuality, Heritage, Representation. 

Amy’s Publications

  • Amy Saunders, “Review of Anna of Denmark, The Material and Visual Culture of the Stuart Courts, 1589–1619”, The Royal Studies Journal. Forthcoming.  
  • Amy Saunders, “Christina of Sweden”, History Gems Podcast. Forthcoming.  
  • Amy Saunders, “Christina of Sweden”, History Hack Podcast. Forthcoming.  
  • Johanna Strong and Amy Saunders, “Royal Studies in a Virtual Space”, The Court Historian (2021). DOI:10.1080/14629712.2021.1888462. Forthcoming. 
  • Amy Saunders, “Review of Charles I, by Mark Parry”, The Royal Studies Journal, (2020). DOI:
  • Amy Saunders, “The Afterlife of Christina of Sweden: Gender and Sexuality in Heritage and Fiction”, The Royal Studies Journal, (2019). DOI: