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Goldsmith's, University of London
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theatre, eighteenth century, seventeenth century, masculinity, class, fashion, swords, military, balladry
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About Me

I am a Visiting Research Fellow at Goldsmith’s, University of London. I specialise in the cultural history of violence and masculinity, particularly as applied to performance in Britain during the long eighteenth century.

I am interested in social class and male bodies, looking particularly at military and maritime histories, duelling, and pugilism. I research the impact these institutions had on British society, including fashionable dress, public exhibitions, and the theatre.

I graduated with a PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2017 with a thesis entitled “The Sword as a Didactic Tool on the London Comic Stage, 1660-1740,” which argued that the sword functioned as a tool for showcasing ideas and expectations about masculine behaviour in Britain during the long eighteenth century.

I have provided research and curatorial assistance for museums across London, including Handel & Hendrix in London, the National Maritime Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery.

I am Book Reviews Editor for the British Journal for Military History.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, England, United Kingdom
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Gender, Libraries & Archives, Military, Museums