Charles Beem

Charles Beem

Dr. Charles Beem

Professor, British Studies Minor Coordinator

Dial Humanities Building, 205



Dr. Charles Beem earned his bachelor’s degree in history at California State University Northridge, and his M.A. at Northern Arizona University, where he studied medieval British history and his Ph.D. at the University of Arizona, where he studied early modern and modern British history.  He is currently professor of history at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke, where he teaches courses in World Civilizations, Early Modern Europe, all aspects of British History, and the History of Sexuality.  He is also the coordinator for the Minor in British Studies.

Dr. Beem's publications include The Lioness Roared:  The Problems of Female Rule in English History (2006), The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern England (2008), The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I (2011), The Name of a Queen:  William Fleetwood’s Itinerarium ad Windsor (2013), The Man Behind the Queen:  Male Consorts in History (2014), and Queenship in Early Modern Europe (forthcoming in 2019).  He is also, with Carole Levin, the editor of the book series “Queenship and Power” for publishers Palgrave Macmillan.  Beem was the recipient of an excellence in teaching award in 2006 and 2015, two Folger Shakespeare Library fellowships in 2007 and 2011, and the Adolph Dial Award for Scholarship and Creativity in 2008.  In 2012 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Historical Society. 

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