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Oxford Broadside Ballad Workshop Part 1

12 April 2019

This is the first in a short series of posts about a workshop in Oxford organised by Siv Gøril Brandtzæg to discuss the European news ballad. I was lucky enough to be...

A history of the Reformation in 5 ballads

5 April 2019

My contribution to the Historical Association’s Teaching the Tudors Continuing Professional Development day in York last month was to provide A History of the Reformation in 5...

Teaching The Tudors with the Historical Association

24 March 2019

Last Saturday, I gave a lecture to teachers at the Historical Association’s free Continuing Professional Development day in York. The day focused on Teaching the Tudors, with...

Editing the Historian

22 March 2019

Wearing one of my other, semi-academic, hats, I’m on the editorial board of the Historical Association‘s members’ magazine, The Historian.  I’m about to...