As a historian of later medieval and early Tudor England, my research interests centre around gender roles, law, civic culture, marriage, literacy, heresy, and popular religion in late medieval England.  I have published numerous scholarly articles and four books, Gender and Heresy: Women and Men in Lollard Communities, 1420-1530 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995); Love and Marriage in Late Medieval London (Medieval Institute Publications, 1995); Lollards of Coventry 1486-1522 (co-authored with Norman Tanner), Camden Fifth Series, vol. 23 (Cambridge University Press, 2003); Marriage, Sex, and Civic Culture in Late Medieval London (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006). A fifth book will appear in summer 2017 from Oxford University Press: Seeking Sanctuary: Crime, Mercy, and Politics in English Courts, 1400-1550.

My next project will turn towards the Evil May Day riot in London in 1517, exploring how this anti-immigrant rising reveals a complicated and troubled English metropolis in the first decade of Henry VIII’s rule.

Department of History, LB-1001
Concordia University
1455 boul. de Maisonneuve Ouest
Montréal, Québec   H3G 1M8

shannon.mcsheffrey (a) concordia.ca

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