My central interest is in the history of religion between the twelfth and sixteenth centuries, including the Reformation. My research to date has focused mainly on the religious orders in late medieval and sixteenth-century England. This has included work on small monasteries, the relationship between monasteries and society in late medieval England and the role of the monastic superior. I recently published _The Abbots and Priors of Late Medieval and Reformation England' with Oxford University Press. My new project is entitled 'The Reformation of the Religious Life', and will trace changing attitudes towards the monastic ideal in England and Scotland over the course of the sixteenth century.
Prizes or Honours
- Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (Royal Historical Society, 2014)
- Huntington Library Fellowship (Huntington Library, California, 2011)
- British Academy Research Development Award (British Academy, 2011)
Other Personal Distinctions
- British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2001-2003) (British Academy, 2001)