Teaching areas are The Renaissance; Family, Household and Kinship; The History of Norwich, Ideas and Beliefs of the ‘Jacobethans’; the Social Anthropology of Early Modern England; Shakespeare’s World; English Cultural History 1450 – 1750.
Has published in the areas of the history of universities; the law; architecture, great houses and palaces; the history of portraiture; patronage and clientage; cartography; emblems and the symbolic universe; ritual and ceremony; regions and regional material culture.
Ritual Dynamics: Mayor Making in Early Modern Norwich,
in Journal of Historical Sociology
pp. 396-419UEA Repository
A Ceremonious Society - An Aspect of Institutional Power in Early-Modern Norwich,
in Institutional Culture in Early Modern Society: No. 20.
ISBN 9004138803UEA Repository
A History of the University of Cambridge II,
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 52135059XUEA Repository
The Dutch and Flemish Presence and the Emergence of an Anglo-Dutch Provincial Artistic Tradition in Norwich, c. 1500-1700,
in Dutch and Flemish artists in Britain 1550-1750 Leids Kunsthistorisch Jaarboek 13.
ISBN 90743108384UEA Repository
"Great Houses" in Norfolk: Reprise and Prospect,
in Journal of the Norfolk Historic Buildings Group
pp. 35-52UEA Repository
Key Research Interests
Current research interests include civic ritual in renaissance Norwich; the history of fame and celebrity, especially in the renaissance; the renaissance in provincial England.