My first book was an intellectual biography of a Tudor statesman and author, Sir Richard Morison (c.1513-1556). Since completing that project I have mostly researched the history of diplomacy from a range of cultural angles and have written about various aspects of Tudor diplomacy including the impact of the break with Rome, the use of portraits in diplomatic negotiations, diplomats information networks, and the material significance of royal correspondence. I have also continued to publish on Tudor political culture, including essays on print culture in Henry VIII's reign and the pageantry of Anne Boleyn's coronation.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Early Modern History