Public opinion and seditious language from the Wars of the Roses to the Pilgrimage of Grace (1461-1537).
Supervisor: John Watts
I have BA, Teacher Training and Master's Degree in History from the Federal University of the State of Sao Paulo (Brazil). Since my undergraduate research, I have been working on Late Medieval British history, specifically on the parliament records and Sir John Fortescue's writings (undergraduate dissertation, 2010-1) and on Jack Cade's Rebellion and the Wars of the Roses (Master's Dissertation, 2012-4). Both pieces of research were funded by the most prestigious public agency in the country (Sao Paulo Research Foundation: http://www.bv.fapesp.br/en/pesquisador/88039/wesley-correa/) and partly (2012 only) by CAPES Foundation of the Ministry of Education of Brazil. All this allowed me to present and publish papers on this topic in several universities in Sao Paulo (SP), Brasilia (DF), Belo Horizonte (MG) and Natal (RN); and to be part of a huge network of medievalists in Brazil and South America (http://leme.vitis.uspnet.usp.br/). In 2013 I also took part in the organisation of an International Conference on Medieval Religious-Military Orders together with my former supervisor Professor Dr Fabiano Fernandes and others. In 2014-5 I taught general and Brazilian history at secondary schools (private and public), acting as Humanities co-ordinator in one of them (http://www.eniac.com.br/colegio/) until the time I came to Oxford. My current DPhil research at Oxford is also funded by CAPES Foundation until 2019 and my research interests remain based on popular politics and political culture in the Late Medieval period, especially on revolts, seditious language and political communication.