Dr Martin Heale PhD (Cantab), FRHS

Reader in Medieval History History


    Personal Statement

    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.

    Personal Distinctions

    • Huntington Library Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Huntington Library, California 2011)
    • British Academy Research Development Award (Competitive Fellowship, British Academy 2011)
    • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (Royal Historical Society 2014)
    • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2001-2003) (British Academy 2001)

    Administrative Roles

    • External examiner, University of St Andrews
    • I am currently PGT Lead in the Department of History, and acting PGT Lead for the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures.

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