BA, MA, PhD(Hull)
My research has been primarily concerned with the economic, social and cultural history of debt and credit relations in the early modern period, especially the role of spinsters in the provision of credit, although I also have interests in the demographic and medical history of early modern England.
My current project is concerned to investigate the relationship between debt and enslavement in a broad historical perspective, taking as its base two case studies in West Central and West Africa (Angola and Senegambia) between c.1600 and 1800.
Full details of publications can be found at RePEc
"Usury legislation, cash and credit: the development of the female investor in the late Tudor and Stuart periods", Economic History Review, 61, no 2 (May, 2008), 277-301.
"'Fly with a duck in thy mouth': single women as sources of credit in seventeenth century England", Social History, 32, no 2 (May, 2007), 187-207.
"Women Alone", History Workshop Journal, 63, no 1 (Spring 2007), 312-319.
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