Academic Interests

    Recent Commons Activity


    -examining ‘ordinary’ medieval people

    -breaking ‘national’ frameworks of medieval studies

    -deconstructing modern perceptions of ‘medieval’

    Other Publications

    ‘The myth of the “five bloods”: from fiction to legal custom in the English royal courts in fourteenth-century Ireland’ in Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy, Section C, cxviii (2018), 167-200
    ‘Scots in “English Ireland” in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries’ in Scottish Historical Review, xcvii, issue 2, no. 245 (October 2018), 211-17
    ‘An introduction to the free Gaelic people in English Ireland, c.1250-1307’ in Katharine Simms and Joe Mannion (eds), Politics, kinship and culture in Gaelic Ireland, c. 1100–c. 1690. Essays for the Irish Chiefs’ and Clans’ Prize in History (Dublin, 2018), 3-9
    ‘The free Gaelic people in English Ireland, c.1250-c.1327’ in History Ireland, xxiii, no. 6 (Nov. 2015), 14-17
    The Earliest Surviving Irish Plea Roll: A Critical Edition of BL, Add. Ch. 13598: the Dublin Bench Roll, Easter 1290 (c.60,000 words, Irish Manuscripts Commission, forthcoming)
    ‘Married women and English law in Ireland, 1250-1315’ in Caoimhe Whelan and Cherie Peters (eds), Women in Medieval Irish History, c.500-1500 (forthcoming, Brepols)


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