I'm a social and cultural historian of medieval and early modern Britain, particularly interested in Carnival, festivity, and play ('ludicrus' being Latin for playful, sportive, theatrical, dramatic, etc.) and how these intersected with social relations, identities, and politics.
Currently, I'm a doctoral candidate at the University of Bristol, completing a thesis on medieval and early modern Shrovetide, or the British pre-Lenten Carnival.
2 May 2019
I suppose that he who would gather the best May-Deaw, for Medicine, should gather it from the Hills. Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum (1626) Yesterday, I climbed Arthur’s Seat...
29 April 2019
Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet… Irving Berlin, Easter Parade (1933) Built around Irving Berlin’s song of the same name, the classic musical Easter...