Resides in
Garner, N.C.
Phone:  919-418-7091 (C)
Email:  charles.beem@uncp.edu
Web page:  
www.tudorhistorian.com


Department of History
University of North Carolina, Pembroke
P.O. Box 1510
Pembroke, N.C. 28372-1510
Phone:  910-521-6443
Fax:  910-775-4026



EDUCATION

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.
Major:  History.


EMPLOYMENT

2014:  present:  Professor of History, Coordinator, British Studies Minor, University of
North Carolina, Pembroke.
2009-2014:  Associate Professor of History, University of North Carolina, Pembroke.
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.


PUBLICATIONS

Queenship in Early Modern Europe (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming in 2019).
The Man Behind the Queen:  Male Consorts in History (co-edited with Miles Taylor)
(New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
T
he 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). 2nd revised
paperback edition issued in 2016.
The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern England.  (New York:  Palgrave
Macmillan, 2008).
T
he Lioness Roared:  The Problems of Female Rule in English History.  (New York:  
Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).  Second (paperback) edition issued June 2008.
Articles and Book Chapters
“The Tragic Queen:  Dynastic Loyalty and the ‘Queenships’ of Mary Queen of Scots” in
Royal Women and Dynastic Loyalty, ed. Elizabeth Carney and Caroline Dunn (New
York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)
“Hare We Go!  Deploying Films as Historical Texts in the Freshmen Classroom” in
Creating the Premodern in the Postmodern Classroom,” ed. Anna Riehl Bertolet and
Carole Levin (Tempe, Az.:  ACMRS, 2018), 95-101.
“Queenship and Power:  The Heart and Stomach of a Book Series,” in
Queens Matter, ed.
Anna Riehl Bertolet (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).
““Determined to Succeed,” and “Love and Family,”
Dig, vol. 19, no. 3 (March 2017), 6-8,
22-24.
“Princess of Wales?  Mary Tudor and the History of English Heirs to the Throne” in
The
Birth of a Queen:   Essays on the Quincentary of Mary I
ed. Sarah Duncan and
Valerie Schutte (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)).
“Greatest in Her Offspring:  Motherhood and the Empress Matilda” in
Motherhood,
Authority, and Ambition, Vol. II:  Defining and Redefining the Image of the “Good”
And Bad Mother
, ed. Elena Woodacre and Carey Fleiner (New York:  Palgrave
Macmillan, 2016).
“The Virtuous Virago:  The Empress Matilda and the Politics of Womanhood in Twelfth
Century England” in
Scholars and Poets Talk about Queens, edited by Carole Levin
with Christine Stewart-Nuñez (New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2015).
“Introduction” and “Why Prince George of Denmark did not become a King of England” in
The Man Behind the Queen:  The Male Consort in History (co-edited with Miles Taylor)
(New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
“William Fleetwood and the Itinerarium ad Windsor” and “The Itinerarium ad Windsor
and English Queenship” (co-authored with Carole Levin) in
The Name of a Queen:  
William Fleetwood’s Itinerarium ad Windsor
,   ed. Dennis Moore and Charles Beem
(New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), pp. 63-83, 155-173.
“The Pastimes of George Ferrers:  Reconstructing the Life and Career of a Tudor
Renaissance Gentleman,”
Explorations in Renaissance Culture, vol. 37, no. 1 (2011)
pp. 157-174.
“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), pp. 1-15.
“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-
248.
“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.
457-487.
Encyclopedia Articles
“Female Rule in Medieval Europe” ABC-CLIO Academic Journal for our World History:
Ancient and Medieval Eras” (Forthcoming)
”Richard III’s Murderous Reputation Reconsidered” In World History: Ancient and
Medieval
Eras. ABC-CLIO, 2014-.http://ancienthistory2.abc-clio.com/
“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.:  Ashgate, 2016).
“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).
“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, 2010).


BOOK REVIEWS

Henry VII’s New Men & the Making of Tudor England, by Steven Gunn, Journal of British
Studies
, vol. 56, no. 3 (July 2017), 635-636.
British Travellers and the Encounter with Britain, 1450-1700, by John Cramsie,
Sixteenth
Century Journal
, vol. 48, no. 2 (Summer 2017), 484-485.
The Children of Henry VIII, by John Guy,
Sixteenth Century Journal vol. 45, no. 1 (Spring
2014), pp. 239-40.
The Rise of Female Kings in Europe, 1300-1800, by William Monter,
Journal of
Interdisciplinary
History
, vol. 43 no. 4 (Spring 2013) pp. 616-617.
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), pp. 32-34.
The Tudors:  The Complete Story of England’s Most Notorious Dynasty, by G.J. Meyer,

SixteenthCentury Journal
, vol. 42, no. 2 (Summer 2011), pp. 603-604.
Lord Henry Howard 1540-1614:  An Elizabethan Life, by D.C. Andersso
n, Sixteenth
Century Journal
, vol. 42, no. 1 (Spring 2011), pp. 163-64.
Thomas Cromwell:  Machiavellian Statecraft and the English Reformation, by J, Patrick
Coby,
Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 41, no. 4 (Winter 2010) pp. 1223-23.
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. 172-74.
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.


Op Eds

“Hope during dark times: Trump helps spur a grand progressive coalition,”
http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2017/02/27/hope-dark-times-trump-helps-spur-grand-
progressive-coalition/
“A history lesson in gender politics: The story of “T” and HB2” http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.
org/2016/09/20/history-professor-gender-identity-issues-prejudice-go-way-back-in-u-s-history/
“Happily Ever After?  A marriage Equality Advocate Worries About the Supreme Court”
http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2015/06/01/happily-ever-after-a-marriage-equality-advocate-
worries-about-the-supreme-court/
The Waiting Game:  Marriage Equality and the Supreme Court” NC Policy Watch- The
Progressive Pulse,
http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2015/01/14/full-marriage-equality-how-much-longer/
“Troubling Take-Aways From the Election” NC Policy Watch- The Progressive Pulse,
http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/11/19/what-the-election-results-mean-for-progressives/
“Mildred Loving and marriage equality” NC Policy Watch- Progressive Voices,
http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/02/27/mildred-loving-and-marriage-equality/
“Watch the dominoes fall: The Utah case and marriage equality in North Carolina” NC
Policy Watch-Progressive Voices,
http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2014/01/08/watch-the-dominoes-fall-the-utah-case-and-
marriage-equality-in-north-carolina/
“The Marriage Haves and the have-Nots” NC policy Watch-Progressive Voices,
http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2013/07/15/the-marriage-haves-and-the-have-nots/
“The Thirty Nine Percent” NC Policy Watch- Progressive Voices, http://www.ncpolicywatch.
com/2012/07/19/the-thirty-nine-percent/
“Civil Rights?  That’s So Gay!” NC Policy Watch- Progressive Voices,
http://www.ncpolicywatch.com/2012/10/17/civil-rights-thats-so-gay/


SELECTED SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS

05/17:  Invited Speaker, North Carolina Association of historians, UNC Pembroke.  
“Queenship in Early Modern Europe.”
10/16:  Invited Speaker, The Annual Portier Lecture, Spring Hill College, Mobile Al.  
“Queenship 101.”
09/16:  Invited speaker, Diversity Dialogue, UNC Pembroke.  “The Story of ‘T’:  HB2 and
Gender Identity.”
05/16:  Fifty-first International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, Mi.  “An Unexpected Heir:  
Isabel of Castile.”
04/16:  Kings and Queens Five Conference, Clemson University, Greenville, S.C.  
“Dynastic loyalty and the marriages of Mary Queen of Scots.”
02/16:  public lecture delivered in Wilmington, NC, prior to a performance of a play by
William S. Gregory entitled Mary Tudor.  “Mary Tudor:  In celebration of the 500th
anniversary of her Birth.”
10/15:  University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program,
Twentieth Anniversary Conference, Lincoln, NE.  “Queen For a Day:  Royal
Deportment and Political Dialogue in Early Modern Europe.”
9/15:   Invited speaker, Bladen Community College, Duplin NC.  “Can a
Woman Be a King?  The History of Britain’s Queens’ Regnant.”
05/15:  Invited speaker, The English Speaking Union, New Bern, NC.  “The Empire Strikes
Back!  The Beatles and Britain’s Imperial Legacy.”
04/15:  Invited speaker, Lunch and Learn Presentation, UNC Pembroke.  “The Influence of
Royal Representations on Public Perceptions in English History.”
03/15:  South Central Renaissance Conference/Queen Elizabeth I Society, Raleigh . N.C.
“Princess of Wales?  Mary Tudor and the History of English Heirs to the Throne.”
04/14:  Invited speaker, The Annual British History lecture, Appalachian State
University, Boone, North Carolina.  “Can a Woman Be a King?  The History of
Britain’s Queens Regnant.”
04/14:  South Central Renaissance Conference/Queen Elizabeth I Society , Tucson,
Arizona.“Elizabeth I:  An Archetypal Queen?”
07/13:  King and Queens 2 Conference, Winchester, U.K.  “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.”
11/12:  Invited speaker, Diversity Cafe Education Series, UNC Pembroke. “Civil Rights?
That’s so Gay!”
09/12:  Western Conference on British Studies, Las Vegas, Nevada.  “The Crown and the
Constitution.”
03/12:  South Central Renaissance Conference/Queen Elizabeth I Society, New Orleans,
La. “William Fleetwood and the Itinerarium ad Windsor.”
12/11:  Invited speaker, 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:  Invited speaker, The Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, University of
Nebraska, Lincoln.  “The Pastimes of George Ferrers:  Reconstructing the Life and Career
of a Tudor Renaissance Gentleman.”
03/11:  South Central Renaissance Conference/ Elizabeth I Society, St. Louis, Mo.
“Why Elizabeth Never Left England.”
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:  Forty-fourth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo, Mich.
“From Lydgate to Shakespeare:  George Ferrers and the Historian as Moral
Compass.”
01/09:  American Historical Association, Annual Conference, New York City, NY.  Chair
And Comment for Panel, “Dreams and Fantasies of Early Modern Women.”
10/08:  Sixteenth Century Society and Conference Annual Meeting. St. Louis, Mo.
“A Wise and Learned Man:  George Ferrers and the Christmas Festivities of
1551/1552.”
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:  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 Renaissance Gentleman.”
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."


PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS

2016:  nominee, Board of Governor’s Award for Teaching Excellence.
2015:  nominee, UNCP Adolph Dial Award for Scholarship or Creative Work.
2015: UNCP Outstanding Teaching Award.
Spring 2015:  Directed Academic Leave, University of North Carolina, Pembroke.
2015:  Local Host, annual meeting of the South Central Renaissance Conference.
2014:  member, editorial board, Royal Studies Journal.  
2013:  recipient of 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.
Spring 2011:  Directed Academic Leave, University of North Carolina, Pembroke.
2011-2015:  executive committee member, South Central Renaissance Conference.
2010:  Folger Shakespeare Library Short Term Fellowship.
2010:  Consulting editor for a special edition of Calliope on Henry VIII of England (March
2011).
2008-2009:   Book Prize committee, North American Conference on British Studies, John
Ben Snow Foundation Prize.
2008:  UNCP Adolph Dial Award for Scholarship.
2008:  Organized and hosted a joint conference meeting of Phi Alpha Theta (an
international honorary History organization) and the North Carolina Association of
Historians at The University of North Carolina, Pembroke.
2007- present- co-editor, Queenship and Power Book series for publishers Palgrave
Macmillan.
2007:  Folger Shakespeare Library Short-Term Fellowship.
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.


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.
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.
Tudor/Stuart Britain.
History of the British Empire.
History of Medieval Britain.
History of Medieval Britain (graduate colloquium).
History of the British Empire (graduate colloquium).



UNIVERSITY SERVICE


2017-2019- Task Force on Teaching Excellence.
2012-13:  Task force for revision of UNCP tenure and promotion policy.
2011- present:  Safe Zone ally.
2008- 2010:  Member and Chair, Faculty Awards Committee.
2005- 2007:  Member, Faculty Senate.
2005- 2007:  member and Chair, Faculty Evaluation Review Subcommittee.
2005- 2007:  UNC Pembroke Undergraduate Research Council.
2005- 2007:  Member, Faculty and Institutional Affairs Committee.
2004- 2014:  Faculty advisor, Phi Alpha Theta (an international historical honor society).
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