About this Fellow
Lecturer, Reader and Professor in UCL History Department, teaching whose students has increasingly stimulated research and publication. Early work was on medieval preaching as mass communication, and as evidence for attitudes to monarchy, death, and marriage; the practical influence of symbolism on the social and legal history of medieval marriage was the next theme; after that, different kinds of rationality in history, both comparatively and with reference to the Middle Ages; the most recent published research has been on the royal marriages and papal law. Current research aims to apply sociological concepts to understanding papal Christianity between Antiquity and the Enlightenment.
- Emeritus Professor of History, University College London
- Professor of History, University College London
- Lecturer, Reader, Professor, University College London
Medieval History - Medieval Studies Celtic Studies Celtic Languages and Literatures Ireland Wales
History Southern Europe Spain and Portugal Medieval History - History Medieval Studies
Palaeography; Manuscript Studies; Diplomatic History of Britain and Ireland; Medieval History