The Early Modern Commons

Suzannah Lipscomb

Recent Posts

Elizabeth I, Anne Boleyn, and the Ashbourne Charter of 1585

23 September 2017

  On 17 July 1585, the people of Ashbourne in Derbyshire were granted a charter by Queen Elizabeth I for the founding of a Free Grammar School. The Queen, via Sir Francis Walsingham,...

Moving on up

30 August 2017

I'm delighted to announce some big and exciting news. As from 1 September 2017, I will join the University of Roehampton as a Reader in Early Modern History.

University of London: Senate House Key Note Address

19 August 2017

On Thursday 26th August at 7pm I will be giving the Key Note Address on the Senate House Library’s four key themes for their latest exhibition entitled Reformation – Shattered...

Public History

21 June 2017

I was kindly invited to give the keynote lecture at the University of Reading’s recent Public History day and, afterwards, I discussed authenticity, heritage, and the potential...