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University College London
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Museums, manuscripts, Anglo-Saxon law, Early Middle Ages, King Cnut, Alfred the Great, Vikings, Middle Ages, medieval law, medieval literature, Old English, Old Norse
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About Me

I am a specialist in medieval history and have written and spoken extensively about medieval manuscripts, especially in England and Scandinavia. In 2019, I won the Association of British Science Writers’ Katherine Giles Blog Award for my public engagement. I also curated the exhibition “Writing the Law: Lambeth’s Legal Manuscript Collection” at Lambeth Palace Library in London. I am currently serving on the Membership Advisory Group at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

I am keen to speak about everything medieval: manuscript discoveries, museum findings, remnants of medieval law, the use and misuse of “medieval” things — and anything else you might come across! Reach out and let’s chat.

Recent Publications

“Cynescipe, Bishop Æthelwold, and the Spread of Legal Language,” in Law, Literature and Social Regulation in Early Medieval England, eds. Andrew Rabin and Anya Adair. (Boydell Press, 2023)

“From Cnut to Brexit: A Long History of Danes in England,” Scandinavica 57.1 (2018): 121-128.

“A Garden of Delights in the V&A’s ‘Opus Anglicanum,’” Hortulus, (2017, January 23):

I have also translated multiple poems by the Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, and published fiction as well.

My museum writing can be found here:

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
England, Scandinavia, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Expertise by Topic
Government, Law, Libraries & Archives, Literary History, Material Culture, Museums, Women