I’m Professor of Medieval and Early Modern History at Queen Mary University of London.

I’m interested in the Middle Ages, and particularly in aspects of religious and communal life from about 1000 to 1600.

Publications

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The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction

Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary

The Hollow Crown: A History of Britain in the Late Middle Ages

Gentile Tales: The Narrative Assault on Late Medieval Jews

Cities of Strangers: Making Lives in Medieval Europe