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Oxford University
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History of the Papacy, Renaissance History, Renaissance Italy, religious history, history of the borgia family, religion and religious practice in the late medieval period, biographical study
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About Me

I am a fourth year DPhil student at Oxford University (St Peter’s College) where I am just about to submit my doctoral thesis. My research focuses on the office of the Papal Vice-Chancellor, an office that was second in importance to the Papacy. I study the office and its responsibilities through the example of Rodrigo Borgia (later Pope Alexander VI) who held the office from 1457-1492 when he was elected Pope.

My wider research interests include religious history both in Europe and the British Isles after completing a BA (Warwick) focusing on religion and religiously motivated rebellion under Elizabeth I and an MA (Durham) on the Cathars. I am also working on ideas of religious conflict in the city of Rome in the fifteenth century, the theme of my first article.

Recent Publications


My Revision Notes: OCR A-level History: Popular Culture and the Witchcraze of the 16th and 17th Centuries. London: Hodder, 2018.


‘A Very Roman Affair’: Conflict and disorder in the Eternal city 1433-1533. This is due to be published in 2019 in an edited collection by Routledge.




Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, England, Spain, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic