Valerie Schutte earned her PhD in History from the University of Akron.
She is author or editor of eight books on Queen Mary I, unexpected heirs, and queens in Shakespeare. She is currently working on a cultural biography of Anne of Cleves and edited collections on Tudor myths, the making and remaking of Lady Jane Grey and Mary I, and Mary I and Continental humanism.
She has also published several journal articles and book chapters on Queen Mary I, royal Tudor women, history of the book, and book dedications.
Her research interests include Queen Mary I, Anne of Cleves, Tudor queenship, book dedications, books related to Tudor kings.