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I am Senior Editor at History Today and Associate Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research (IHR), University of London. I am currently writing Lost Voices: The Languages of Britain for Penguin Press, a history of multilingualism in Britain.
My background is in Linguistics and my PhD research was on Old English and Anglo-Saxon manuscripts. I specialise in linguistics, medieval history, place-names, the history of education, the book and the printed word. I write on medieval history and the history of English for online and print magazines and newspapers.
I am also the historical language consultant for the History Channel/MGM drama, Vikings, and have provided expert advice for history books, radio, and comedy shows.
- Recent Publications
‘The Treatment of Charter Bounds by the Worcester Cartulary Scribes’, New Medieval Literatures, 13 (2011), pp. 113-37
with Robert Gallagher, ‘The Endorsement Practices of Anglo-Saxon England’, The Languages of Early Medieval Charters (Brill, forthcoming)
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- Book History, Libraries & Archives, Local & Regional