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Samantha Smith

Samantha Smith
Samantha Smith is a part-time PHD student at Birkbeck studying the publication of 16th/17th Century State letters in 1653. She works full-time as an regulatory accountant for a French bank and in her “spare” time she volunteers at the Tower of London assisting Visitor Services. This allows her in indulge her love for the Tower ravens!

James I & VI and his male ‘favourites’

Samantha Smith examines James VI & I’s relationships with his ‘favourites’ “And yet I cannot content myself without sending you this billet, praying God that I may have a joyful and comfortable meeting with you, and that we may make at this Christenmass a new marriage, ever to be kept thereafter; for God so love me, as I desire only …

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