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Category: Anna French

Recent Publications by our History Team

Congratulations to former UG History staff member Dr Anna French on the publication of her new book Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England (Ashgate, 2015). This book explores questions surrounding early modern […]

  American 25 November 2015  

A New Start!

The start of the new academic year is here! Today we welcome back returning students embarking on their final year, those beginning their second year, and let’s not forget our part-time students who are at various stages of […]

  Anna French 21 September 2015  

The Change from A-Level: The Reformation Church and State

Happy New Year to all of our readers! I hope you’ve all had an excellent break. I spent some of my own relaxing, restorative and restful holiday thinking, of course, about A-Level curricula. Why? Well, following my last […]

  Anna French 5 January 2015  

Studying the Renaissance at A-Level and as an Undergraduate

Just a few weeks ago, the students in my first-year survey class were deep into an extract from Niccolò Machiavelli’s famous work, The Prince. First printed in 1532, although available in manuscript much earlier than that, The Prince […]

  Anna French 17 November 2014  

Crucible2, Gloucester Cathedral, and the Godly

I spent some wonderful hours on Sunday at Gloucester Cathedral, taking in the Crucible2 exhibition which is on display there until October 31st. As well as a veritable who’s who of contemporary British sculpture, it’s also a fascinating study […]

  Anna French 8 September 2014  

Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body

Last week, I participated in a wonderful conference hosted by Loughborough University. Entitled Early Modern Women, Religion, and the Body, the conference explored a very wide range of early modern lives and experiences from right across Europe and across confessional divides. […]

  Anna French 28 July 2014  

Holiday Histories

I’m just back from two weeks away and, as I’ve written before, historians tend to go on their holidays merely to find new histories. The past is, after all, everywhere when you look for it. Indeed, some of […]

  Anna French 7 July 2014  

Tom Wilkinson on Tewkesbury Abbey

We’re proud and excited about the news that a former student of ours, Tom Wilkinson, has just received a prestigious award for work he conducted as part of his dissertation here at Gloucestershire. Tom’s dissertation, which I had […]

  Anna French 2 June 2014  

The Use of Riches

For historians of the Reformation, bank holidays seem often to include some sort of visit to a church. Sure enough, this weekend just gone found me in Cirencester, a town I had somehow neglected to visit despite having […]

  Anna French 5 May 2014  

The Value of Old News

Here’s one summer day-trip planned for us already: British Library to unveil £33m newspaper reading room State-of-the-art facility will store more than three centuries of newspapers and magazines dating back to the English civil war. The Newsroom, offering […]

  Anna French 28 April 2014