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- Reformation, Religious Violence, Church Finance, Landscape History, Digital Heritage, St Andrews, Fife, Perth and Kinross
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- About Me
My research focuses on Scotland in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. The economic situation of the late medieval Church was a key theme of my monograph Riches and Reform: Ecclesiastical Wealth in St Andrews, c. 1520-1580. The ways in which religion (and religious institutions) shaped wider Scottish society forms a central aspect of my research. I also have a long-standing interest in Scottish landscapes and buildings – reflected in my current work on the Perth and Kinross Archaeological Research Framework and in my involvement in several projects digitally reconstructing historic sites. I am enthusiastic about using new technologies to communicate history to wider audiences and have undertaken research and public engagement activities in this area.
- Recent Publications
Riches and Reform: Ecclesiastical Wealth in St Andrews, c. 1520-1580 (Brill, 2019).
For further information see: https://brill.com/view/title/35029
Book Chapters and Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals:
‘Augmenting Rentals: The Expansion of Church Property in St Andrews, c. 1400-1560’, in Michael Brown and Katie Stevenson, eds, Medieval St Andrews: Church, Cult, City (Boydell and Brewer, 2017), pp. 223-236.
‘Property and Piety: Donations to Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews’ in John McCallum, ed., Scotland’s Long Reformation: New Perspectives on Scottish Religion, c.1500-1560 (Brill, 2016), pp. 27-48.
‘Paper, Parchment and Protestants: Reformers and the Preservation of Catholic Ecclesiastical Documents in the Parish of St Andrews, c. 1550-80’, Scottish Archives: The Journal of the Scottish Records Association (2011), pp. 44-55.
Review of Amy Blakeway, Regency in Sixteenth-Century Scotland, Innes Review (November 2017), pp. 191-193.
Review of J.R.D. Falconer, Crime and Community in Reformation Scotland: Negotiating Power in a Burgh Society, The Scottish Historical Review (April 2015), pp. 109-110.
Short Feature Articles:
‘“Fury and Madness”: The Statue Smashing of 1559’, History Scotland (July / August 2021).
‘Reformation and Reconstruction: Holy Trinity Church, St Andrews’, Current Archaeology (September 2019).
‘War of the Word’, Historic Scotland: The Magazine for Historic Scotland Members (Spring 2019).
‘St Andrews Cathedral: The Jewel of Sixteenth-Century Scotland’, History Scotland (September / October 2018).
‘Tournaments: The Sport of Kings’, Historic Scotland: The Magazine for Historic Scotland Members (Summer 2017).
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- British Isles, United Kingdom
- Expertise by Chronology
- Medieval, Pre-17th century, Early Modern
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- Art & Architectural History, Economic History, Public History, Religion