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Walsingham, Francis Walsingham, Elizabeth I, Elizabethans, Tudors, early modern, political culture, politics, religion, gender, counsel, court, state, spies, espionage, diplomacy, Britain
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I am interested in cultures of politics in Elizabethan England. I focus on the language and practicalities of advice-giving, issues of gender, relations with Scotland, the English administration in Ireland, and conceptions of political authority.

Recent Publications

“Faction, Rhetoric, and Ideology: Sir Francis Walsingham’s Role in Anglo-Scottish Diplomacy c. 1580-90” (forthcoming, Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, 50.3, September 2020: special issue “Practicing Diplomacy: Rhetoric, Ritual, and Reputation in Early Modern England”)

‘The Moor’s Counsel: Sir Francis Walsingham’s Advice to Elizabeth I’, in Queenship and Counsel in Early Modern Europe, eds Helen Matheson-Pollock, Joanne Paul, and Catherine Fletcher (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), pp. 187-214

Media Coverage
Country Focus
England, Scotland and Ireland
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, Ireland
Expertise by Chronology
Pre-17th century, 17th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Gender, Government, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion