Fellow of the Royal Historical Society Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
religion and politics
Areas of expertise
I research and write about English intervention in medieval Ireland, which began in 1170. I am interested in the colonial society which developed in Ireland in the centuries after the English arrived, the relationship between natives and newcomers, and that between colonists and the home country. I place the Irish experience in a 'British Isles' context which involved comparison with the experience of the Scots and Welsh, who also felt the force of English expansionism in the Middle Ages.