Dr Amy Hayes


Amy Hayes

Email: amy.hayes@uhi.ac.uk


I am a medieval historian with a particular interest in the role of the queen consort in Scotland. Having completed my PhD at the University of Aberdeen in 2016 I have since taught on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules at the University of Dundee and the Open University. I joined the Centre for History at the University of the Highlands and Islands in September 2017.

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My research focuses on the socio-cultural role of the queen consort in late medieval Scotland, encompassing the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries. My monograph proposal ‘The Late Medieval Scottish Queen’ is currently under consideration, and I have a forthcoming chapter on the queens of David II. I am also interested in the care of Scottish royal infants in the late medieval period, and the experiences of elite women in the medieval period more broadly.

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‘Euphemia Ross: The Surprise Queen’, History Scotland, Vol.18 no.4 July/August 2018, pp.18-22.

‘Annabella Drummond: The Patient Queen’, History Scotland, Vol.18 no.5 September/October 2018, pp. 26-31.

‘Joan Beaufort: The Beloved Queen’, History Scotland, Vol.18 no.6 November/December 2018, pp.48-53.

‘Mary of Guelders: A European Queen’, History Scotland, Vol 19 no.1 January/February 2019, pp.46-52.

‘Margaret of Denmark: An Enigmatic Queen’, History Scotland, Vol.19 no.2 March/April 2019, pp.32-37.

‘Margaret Tudor: An English Queen’, History Scotland, Vol.19 no.4 July/August 2019, pp. 46-51.

Forthcoming, ‘Joan and Margaret: The Patient Queens of David II’, in Queens in Waiting: Potential and Prospective Queens, Ambitions and Expectations (eds) Sarah Betts and Chloe MacKenzie. To be included in Palgrave Macmillan’s Queenship and Power series.

Forthcoming, review of M. Beer, Queenship at the Renaissance Courts of Britain: Catherine of Aragon and Margaret Tudor, 1503 – 1533 (Woodbridge, 2018), to be published in Scottish Historical Review, Spring 2020.