Accessibility statement

York has history covered

Posted on 20 October 2011

For two months in a row, BBC History Magazine has featured research by York historians as its cover story

BBC History is the UK's largest selling history magazine. For the past two months, pioneering research conducted by historians at York has featured as its cover story.

  • In the magazine's October 2011 issue, John Cooper analysed the dark practices employed by Sir Francis Walsingham to protect Elizabeth I from her enemies.
  • Meanwhile, in the November 2011 issue, Mark Ormrod discusses the significance of King Edward III's wife and family in achieving his dreams of empire.

Such coverage is a recognition of the ground-breaking work York historians have been involved in, and the department's commitment to conveying knowledge of history to the widest public audience available.

  • John Cooper is a Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of York. For more information about his book on Sir Francis Walsingham, The Queen's Agent, please visit the website of its publisher, Faber & Faber.
  • Mark Ormrod is a Professor of Medieval History at the University of York. He has written several books on Edward III and life in medieval England.
  • For more information about BBC History magazine, please visit their website at