Reader in Early Modern History
Greetings. My principal research interests are the early Reformation and Renaissance in England. I have always been fascinated by the great transformation in ideas, belief, social relations and political practice brought by the Reformation, and most of my publications consider these themes. England's place in a broken Christendom is the focus of my study of early modern diplomacy. Studying the court of Henry VIII, I became preoccupied by the poetry of leading courtiers where they best expressed the preoccupations of their lives. My first book, London and the Reformation (Oxford, 1989) was an evocation of the religious and social world of the City; my second, New Worlds, Lost Worlds: the Rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603 (London, 2000) was a survey of the history of England and Ireland though a traumatic century; my third, Thomas Wyatt: the Heart's Forest (London, 2012), attempted to examine a deep questioning at the beginning of the Reformation in England through the life of a courtier and diplomat who was a great and innovative poet. Please see the research tab for further details.
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