I grew up in Lincoln before completing an undergraduate degree in History (2013-16) and a Masters degree in Early Modern History (2016-17, funded by the WRoCAH AHRC consortium) at the University of York. Research projects in those years included a study of kingship and morality in Edmund Dudley's 'Tree of Commonwealth' (1509) and expectations of authority in the Court of Requests, 1515-1529. I am now a third-year Cambridge Trust & Newnham College PhD candidate working on the political and legal culture of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries.
I am generally interested in English political, legal, and intellectual history in the early-Tudor period or the Henrician reigns, from c.1485 to the 1540s. My PhD thesis is entitled 'Justice in the Court of Requests, 1483-1538'. It examines the idea and practice of the king's discretionary justice in the reigns of Henry VII and Henry VIII, principally through a survey of the rich but little-studied records of the Court of Requests. I am supervised by Dr Paul Cavill.
Historical Arguments and Practice: 'Nations' and essay skills.
Part I, Paper 4 (British political history, 1485-1714).
Part I, Paper 9 (British economic and social history, c.1500-c.1750)
Francis Bacon Foundation Fellow, Huntington Library, California - 2020-21.
Writer and editor for Doing History in Public - 2017-20.
Convenor of the Newnham History Forum, Cambridge - 2019-20.
Convenor of the Legal and Social History Workshop, Cambridge - 2019-20.
Organiser of the History Lab postgraduate conference, 'Tolerance versus Persecution', SOAS University of London - 2019.
Convenor of the Early Modern History Graduate Seminar, Cambridge - 2018-19.
Seminar Convenor, History Lab, Institute of Historical Research - 2017-18.