BiographyMatthew Phillpott is an historian and learning technologist from the United Kingdom, having received his undergraduate and Masters degrees at the University of Hull in 2003 and 2004 respectively, and then a Ph.D. connected to the John Foxe Project at the University of Sheffield, which was completed in 2009.
Since then, he has worked at the Institute of Historical Research and the School of Advanced Study, at the University of London, providing research facilitation support around open access policy and research training for staff and humanities postgraduates. He has also published The Reformation of England’s Past: John Foxe and the Revision of History in the Late Sixteenth Century.
The compilation of a sixteenth-century ecclesiastical history: the use of Matthew Paris in John Foxe's Acts and Monuments
Published: Jan 04, 2011 by The Medieval Chronicle VII
Authors: Matthew Phillpott
This study examines how the chronicles written by Matthew Paris in the thirteenth century were recalled by sixteenth-century scholars as exempla to use against the papacy and its allies. It is argued that the use of these chronicles, especially by the historian and martyrologist John Foxe, help us to further understand the methodology and truth claims with which sixteenth-century historians examined their historical texts.
Published: Oct 01, 2010 by Archiv für Reformationsgeschichte, 101, 275-288
Authors: Mark Greengrass, Matthew Phillpott
An examination of the strategies of John Bale, Matthew Parker and John Foxe during the English Reformation to re-utilise the dispersed English manuscript heritage after the dissolution of the monasteries to support a picture of England as a protestant realm.