Johanna Strong

Johanna Strong completed her PhD at the University of Winchester under the supervision of Dr Elena Woodacre and Dr Simon Sandall. In addition to her ongoing research she is also a teacher at an independent school.

Johanna’s research focuses on the way in which Mary I’s legacy was posthumously created and how her legacy was perpetuated, particularly from the Elizabethan era to the rise of the Hanoverian dynasty. She completed her Master of Arts at Queen’s University in Canada under the supervision of Dr Jeffrey Collins, researching the political, gendered, and religious contexts of female monarchy in England, focusing on John Foxe’s First Blast of the Trumpet and Henry Howard’s ‘A Dutifull Defence’. When she’s not working on her research, she’s often working on her current cross-stitch project, reading a good book, or watching some guilty-pleasure reality TV!

Johanna’s Publications

“Winchester and Westminster: How did these Churches Forget Mary?”, 30 December 2020.

“Continuing Our Quest to Discovery Mary I’s Connection to Winchester and Beyond”, 6 January 2021.

“Re-Examining Bloody Mary”, 25 February 2021.

Johanna Strong and Amy Saunders, “Royal Studies in a Virtual Space”, The Court Historian (2021). DOI:10.1080/14629712.2020.1840142. Forthcoming.

“Happily Ever After?: Posthumous Representations of Mary I and Philip II’s Marriage”, in Writing Mary I: History, Historiography, and Fiction, edited by Valerie Schutte and Jessica Hower. Forthcoming (December 2021).