About me

Enny de Bruijn (1968) studied Dutch language and literature at Utrecht University, worked as a teacher in secondary school and is currently a writer of nonfiction books about 16th- and 17th-century Dutch history. She is also a cultural journalist with the Reformatorisch Dagblad, a Dutch Christian daily newspaper.

Her biography of the seventeenth-century poet and theologian Jacob Revius was submitted as a PhD thesis, and she graduated from Utrecht University with a PhD in humanities on May 8, 2012. In 2019 she published De hoeve en het hart, the story of a family of farmers in the Dutch Golden Age, based on the letters of Arien van Rijckhuijsen (1671-1750), a farmer in the village of Herwijnen.

Currently she is working on a book about Catharina van Gelre, the 16th century Lady of Heukelum, Waardenburg en Ammerzoden, and her family, who saw their Waardenburg Castle destroyed during the Eighty Years’ War.

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