Staff Profile:Dr Elizabeth Matthew

Dr Elizabeth Matthew
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Director of teaching and Learning, History

Undergraduate Teaching

Part 1

  • Contributions to Journeys through History 1
  • Option: Chivalry: the Emergence and Impact of a Medieval Ethos

Part 2

  • Option: Kingship and Crisis in England, c. 1154-1330

Part 3

  • Options: Ireland and the English in the Middle Ages; History Education

Postgraduate Teaching

Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies

  • Researching the Middle Ages: Late Medieval Private Letter Collections
  • Advanced Study and Source Analysis supervision
  • Options: Ireland and her Neighbours in the Later Middle Ages; Hundred Years War; From Agincourt to Bosworth – War and Politics in Fifteenth-Century England
  • Dissertation supervision

PhD Supervision

I have supervised/co-supervised two theses to completion, one on late medieval English diplomats, another on late medieval English archers. I am currently co-supervising a thesis on the experience of pregnancy and childbirth in late medieval England.

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Further Details

Membership of:

  • Council of Berkshire Record Society (2016- )
  • Council of the Historical Association (2008-15); HA Branches Committee (2006-09); HA Public History Committee (2009-15); HA Reading Branch Committee (President 2000-05; Treasurer 2010-13).
  • Council of the British Records Association (2006-14)
  • Editorial Board of the Irish Chancery Project, Trinity College, Dublin (2008-12)


Research groups / Centres:

Research Statement

My research interests are in the political and social history of England and Ireland in the high and later middle ages, with particular emphasis on the government of the English lordship of Ireland; the formation of royal policy for Ireland in the context of English politics and concerns elsewhere; and individuals and families whose careers and interests bridged the Irish Sea. Topics of recent conference/seminar papers and outside lectures include: James Gloys (d.1473), clerk and chaplain to the Paston family; the Irish 'extension' to the Wars of the Roses, 1462; King John, William Marshal and the barons of Ireland, 1212-13; the death of William Marshal, Caversham, 1219.

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Dr Elizabeth Matthew

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+44 (0) 118 378 8410

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