Sylvana Windsor, Countess of St Andrews
|Countess of St Andrews|
|Born||Sylvana Palma Tomaselli
28 May 1957
|Other names||Lady St Andrews (formal);
Miss Sylvana Tomaselli (professional)
|Occupation||Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge|
|Spouse(s)||John Paul Jones (m. 1977
George, Earl of St Andrews (m. 1988)
|Children||Edward, Lord Downpatrick;
Lady Marina-Charlotte Windsor;
Lady Amelia Windsor
|Parents||Maximilian Karl Tomaselli
Sylvana Palma Windsor, Countess of St Andrews FRHistS (née 28 May 1957, Sylvana Palma Tomaselli), is the wife of George, Earl of St Andrews, elder son and heir of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. An historian in the University of Cambridge, she is usually known in academic circles as Sylvana Tomaselli.
Marriages and family
Lady St Andrews married first, on 25 December 1977 at Vancouver, John Paul Jones, son of Captain Geoffrey Jones of Barbados, but they divorced in 1981 without children. She married second, on 9 January 1988 at Leith in Scotland, George, Earl of St Andrews and they have three children:
Brought up in the Roman Catholic faith, Lady St Andrews' reluctance to renounce her adherence to that denomination precludes her husband's right to ascend the throne by the Act of Settlement (1701). Two of her children, Edward (2003) and Marina (2008), were received into the Catholic Church thereby surrendering their places in the line of succession to the thrones of the Commonwealth realms, although Lord and Lady St Andrews' younger daughter, Amelia, is still in remainder to the British Crown.
Tomaselli, who has received BA (UBC), MA (York, Ontario) and MA (Cantab) degrees, became a Fellow of St John's College Cambridge in 2004. She specialises in French and British political theory in the 18th century, especially the history of womanhood, and has written about John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, David Hume, Mary Wollstonecraft and John Stuart Mill. She is the translator of Book II of the Seminar of Jacques Lacan, The Ego in Freud's Theory and in the Technique of Psychoanalysis. She teaches the three History of Political Theory Papers and is an affiliated Lecturer of the Faculties of History as well as of Social and Political Sciences.
She is a founding member of the European Centre for the Philosophy of Gender, Siegen, Germany and is currently Director of Studies in History Part I and Social & Political Sciences at St John's College in the University of Cambridge. She also acts as a pastoral tutor for students of Natural Sciences at St John's College.
Formal styles from birth
- Miss Sylvana Palma Tomaselli (1957–1977)
- Mrs John Paul Jones (1977-1981)
- Mrs Sylvana Jones (1981–1988)
- Countess of St Andrews (1988–present)
Lady St Andrews is professionally known as Miss Sylvana Tomaselli.
Countess of Ulster
|United Kingdom Order of Precedence||Succeeded by
Lady Davina Lewis
- Keri Sutherland (2010-10-04). "Lady Marina and Lady Amelia Windsor step into the spotlight on Tatler photoshoot | Mail Online". Dailymail.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- St John's College Cambridge
- "Miss Tomaselli | St John's College". Joh.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 2012-04-09.
- Sylvana Tomaselli Cantab
- FRHistS List