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My Publications



Ancrene Wisse: From Pastoral Literature to Vernacular Spirituality (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2008)

Edited volume

Texts and Traditions of Medieval Pastoral Literature: Essays in Honour of Bella Millett, co-ed. with Catherine Innes-Parker (York: York Medieval Press, in association with Boydell & Brewer, 2009)


‘Was there an anchoress at Colne Priory?’ Essex Archaeology and History, 2 (2011, pub. 2013), 117-123

Forthcoming: Anonymous Then, Invisible Now: The Readers of Sermon a Dames Religioses in Antwerp volume of Nuns’ Literacies (more…)

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Sin in Medieval and Early Modern Culture

To be published by Boydell and Brewer on 18th October. 

The collection of essays constitutes a fresh consideration of the enduring tradition of the Seven Deadly Sins, showing its continuing post-medieval influence.  The tradition of the seven deadly sins played a considerable role in western culture, even after the supposed turning-point of the Protestant reformation, as the essays collected her demonstrate.

Contains my essay on Vices and Virtues: A Reassessment of Stowe MS 34.

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Was there an anchoress at Colne Priory?

A short article to be published in Essex Archaeology and History.  A recent Time Team dig at the site of Colne Priory in north Essex discovered the outline of a ‘mysterious room’ attached to the priory church.  Was this the cell of an anchoress enclosed at the end of the twelfth century? (more…)

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