Breeze Barrington is a cultural historian specialising in the artistic cultures of the seventeenth century , with particular focus on women’s history and female artists.
As an arts writer and critic, she has written for Apollo Magazine, The Art Newspaper, CNN Style, The Conversation, the Financial Times, and the Times Literary Supplement, and has appeared as a guest on podcasts including History Hack, Talking Tudors, and the Colnaghi Foundation podcast. She has also worked as a script consultant and literary/historical adviser for Working Title and Monumental Pictures.
She was awarded her PhD on the literary and artistic cultures of the early Stuart court in 2021, from Queen Mary, University of London, and her academic writing includes articles on seventeenth century music and visual arts for The Seventeenth Century Journal. She has taught seventeenth century literature and visual cultures at Queen Mary, University of London, Cambridge University, and the University of East Anglia.
Her first book The Graces, about Maria of Modena and the community of female learning she cultivated within the Jacobite court, is forthcoming from Bloomsbury.
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