'English humanist culture and the influence of Erasmus in the sixteenth century.'
My research explores the reception of the work of Desiderius Erasmus in England through the first half of the sixteenth century. It considers the great variety of uses to which the scholar's work was put, not only in printed tracts, but in manuscripts, marginalia and elsewhere. I am interested in how individual readers tackled Erasmus' enormous output and how his works circulated in the period. I hope to give an account of Erasmus that not only does justice to the changing nature of his own work, but is also sensitive to the increasingly fraught intellectual and religious atmosphere of the period.
I am grateful to the Arts and Humanities Research Council for funding my work.