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Biography

I am a graduate of the Universities of Glasgow (MA and MLitt) and Winchester (PhD). I have worked on various research projects relating to inquisitions post mortem and the New Victoria County History of Hampshire. Before being appointed Lecturer in September 2016, I taught medieval and Early Modern history at the Universities of Winchester, Chichester and Portsmouth.​ At Winchester I am Lecturer in Late Medieval History.

Areas of expertise

  • English history c. 1300 - 1530
  • Scottish history c. 1300 - 1500
  • Medieval society and political culture
  • Rebellions and revolt
  • Late medieval warfare

Publications

Academic peer-reviewed publications

  • ‘Henry VII’s Letter to Carlisle in 1498: His Concerns about Retaining in a Border Fortress’, Northern History, 54 (2017), 149-66.
  • ‘The Royal Prisoner of Henry IV and Henry V: James I of Scotland’ in Medieval Hostageship: Hostage, Captive, Prisoner of War, Guarantee, Peacemaker, eds. Matthew Bennett and Katherine Weikert (London and New York: Routledge, 2017), 158-73.
  • ‘Records of an Imperial Administration? Inquisitions Post Mortem in Scotland and Calais’ in The Later Medieval Inquisitions Post Mortem: Mapping the Medieval Countryside and Rural Society, ed. Michael Hicks (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2016), 7-23.
  • ‘The Bastardy of Edward V in 1484: New evidence of its reception in the inquisitions post mortem of William, Lord Hastings’, Royal Studies Journal, 3 (2016), 71-9.
  • ‘The Livery Act of 1429’, The Fifteenth Century, 14 (2015), 55-65.
  • ‘The Bastardy of Edward V in 1484: New evidence of its reception in the inquisitions post mortem of William, Lord Hastings’, Royal Studies Journal, 3 (2016), 71-9.
  • ‘Records of an Imperial Administration? Inquisitions Post Mortem in Scotland and Calais’ in The Later Medieval Inquisitions Post Mortem: Mapping the Medieval Countryside and Rural Society, ed. Michael Hicks (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2016), 7-23.
  • ‘The Royal Prisoner of Henry IV and Henry V: James I of Scotland’ in Medieval Hostageship: Hostage, Captive, Prisoner of War, Guarantee, Peacemaker, eds Matthew Bennett and Katherine Weikert (London and New York: Routledge, 2016), 158-73.

Online publications

Media

Interviewed by the BBC as historical expert for Entertainment & Arts feature ‘Game of Thrones: Who is the true heir’ in August 2017.

Selected conference papers

  • “‘To be her men and wear her livery’: Were Women Bastard Feudal Lords?’ International Medieval Studies Congress, Leeds, July 2015.
  • ‘Recording Violence in Late Medieval England’, International Medieval Congress, University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, May 2015.
  • ‘Exporting English Government? IPMs in Scotland and Calais’. Second Inquisitions Port Mortem Conference, Winchester, September 2014.
  • ‘Illegal Livery in the 15th Century: The Identity of the Indicted’. Fifteenth Century Conference, Aberdeen, September 2014.
  • ‘Entourage, Affinity and Usurpation in Fifteenth-Century England’. Kings & Queens 3 – Entourage, Winchester, July 2014.
  • “‘Unto suche tyme as shal pleas us’: Royal Interference in Criminal Cases in Late 15th Century England. International Medieval Studies Congress, Leeds, July 2014.
  • ‘Ritual and Regulation: Livery in Late Medieval English Towns’. The First Northumbria University Early Career Symposium in the Urban History of Pre-Modern Europe, June 2014.
  • ‘Retaining Rebellion and Disorder in Late Medieval English Towns’. Late Medieval Seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, February 2014.
  • ‘Enforcing New Laws in Late Medieval England’. International Medieval Studies Congress, Leeds, July 2013.
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