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Hello Zach!

27 June 2017

Around Easter, I was contacted by Zach Warren, a student at the University of South Carolina.  He had read my post on the ballads about Mary Queen of Scots, and asked for advice...

Historical Association Conference Part 4

21 June 2017

At the beginning of May, I was priviledged to be asked to speak at the Historical Association Conference in Manchester.  It was an excellent weekend with a wide range of lectures...

Singing the (good) News

13 June 2017

I think I can now safely make the announcement that I’ve signed a contract with Routledge to publish my book Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England as part of their Material...

Historical Association Conference Part 3

13 June 2017

At the beginning of May, I was priviledged to be asked to speak at the Historical Association Conference in Manchester.  It was an excellent weekend with a wide range of lectures...