I am currently working on two main projects: the first addresses ideas about the antiquity and authority of Parliament as expressed in polemical debates about the legitimacy of the Protestant Church; the second is a study of travel and the political education of English gentlemen in the Elizabethan and early Stuart period. I am also interested in ideas of statecraft and reason of state in Elizabethan and Jacobean politics.
The earl of Essex and the ‘popish plot
The Earl of Essex and 'politic history'
The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture
Education as a courtier
Tacitus and political thought in early modern Europe, c.1530-c.1640
Debating War and Peace in Late Elizabethan England
The State of Christendom: History, Political Thought and the Essex Circle