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Elizabeth Matthew

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Director of teaching and Learning, History

Postgraduate 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.


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

Research centres and groups

  • 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)


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