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First Name
Laura
Last Name
Walls
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Keywords
Medieval, England, Royal, Women in Medieval England, New England, Connecticut, Revolutionary War, Nathan Hale, Culper Spy Ring, Early Spies in America, History of British Fashion, Rebellious Fashion, Pequot War, Underground Railroad in Glastonbury
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About Me

I am a freelance historian and  researcher. My previous work includes the Tower of London, National Trust (UK), the Nathan Hale Homestead, and the British Army. I have a BA in English Literature and Women’s Studies from Eastern Connecticut State University, with a MA with Honors in Museum Studies from Kingston University in London, England. I have also attended the London International Palaeography Summer School at the University of London and numerous courses at universities in the United Kingdom.

 

My main areas of research are the English Middle Ages, Early Spy Activities in America, and Early Native/Colonist Conflicts. I have created exhibits and projects stemming from a video game based on a medieval monk in partnership the Museum of London to the first property specific “50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 3/4” program for the National Trust.  Whilst at the Tower of London I recieved the “Royal Seal of Approval” award and served as an ambassador for them at private Royal engagements.

Recent Publications

Publications:

“You Say You Want (Fashion) Revolution?” The History Magazine, November 29, 2018

The Trial of Glastonbury’s Infamous Abortionist, Glastonbury Citizen, May 9, 2019

Historic Cats of Glastonbury, Glastonbury Citizen, August 1, 2019

Featured in:

Under the Dark Sky: Life in the Thames River Basin by Steven G. Smith, Wesleyen University Press, 2018

Media Coverage:

Seaside Shadows, Fox 61 Daytrippers, October 2, 2019

Historical Society Asst. Director Has Local Roots, Glastonbury Citizen, February 14, 2019

Under the Dark Sky I More Photos by Steven G. Smith, New England Living Today, December 20, 2018

Ex-Landmarks employee: Nathan Hale Bible left to rot in closet, The Day, March 3, 2018

Coventry Farmer’s Market, All Thing Connecticut, August 25, 2015

 

Media Coverage
Yankee Magazine, The Day, Fox 61, All Things Connecticut, Glastonbury Citizen
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles, United States
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, 17th century, 18th century
Expertise by Topic
American Revolution, American Founding Era, American Presidents, Art & Architectural History, Gender, Indigenous Peoples, Local & Regional, Museums, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Women