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Medieval Westminster, Palace of Westminster, church and state, Houses of Parliament, Durham Cathedral, Reformation
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My current research is concerned with the medieval palace of Westminster and its modern afterlife within and underneath the current Houses of Parliament. I completed my doctorate on the medieval chapel of St Stephen within the palace and the men who ran it from 1348 to 1548 as part of a larger project reconstructing what the chapel looked like until it burned down in 1834.  More recently, I have worked on the recent uses of St Stephen’s Cloisters, which are one of the few parts of the medieval palace to survive within the modern building, exploring why and how they were adapted to new political uses over the centuries.


I have also held a post-doctoral fellowship looking at how the community at Durham Cathedral in the north of England altered the contents of their library to meet the demands of the Reformation.

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British Isles
Expertise by Chronology
Medieval, Early Modern
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Art & Architectural History, Book History, Government, Politics