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Antonia Shacklock

PhD student in Medieval History

St Edmund's College

Cambridge CB3 0BN
Office Phone: 07796697097


I completed my undergraduate and master's degrees at Durham University. I began my PhD at Cambridge in October 2014 under the supervision of Dr Andrew Spencer. My research focuses on the role of piety in the kingship of Henry III of England. Although some parts of Henry's piety, namely the cult of St Edward the Confessor and Westminster Abbey, have received much attention from scholars, other aspects of Henry's piety have received little to no attention. My thesis aims to rectify this by examining Henry's piety more broadly and answering two main questions:

1) How did Henry III use the sacred in his kingship? 

2) What does this use of the sacred reveal about the type of kingship Henry wanted to practice?


Research Interests

My main research interests include kingship, piety and intellectual history more generally.


I have taught various aspects of paper 3. 

Other Professional Activities

I was one of the conveners of the CALM (Central and Late Medieval) workshop in the academic year 2016/2017.


  • Medieval British History