My research is focused on medieval historiography. Through comparing twelfth and thirteenth-century texts from a variety of genres I aim to assess the shifting representation of Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury. This research builds on my MA dissertation in which I discussed the presentation of violence by Becket’s hagiographers. Through close analysis of these texts, I believe that the processes of interpretation, adaptation and invention applied to Becket’s story can be compared and discussed, while gaining an insight into the assumptions and concerns of the writers.
- Wolfson Foundation: Wolfson Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities – 2018 - 2021
- Haskins Society Travel Bursary for the 38th International Conference - 2018
- University of Kent: School of History Stage Two Funding Achievement Award – 2013
- University of Kent: School of History Stage One Funding Achievement Award – 2012