St Stephen's College and the Palace of Westminster, 1554-1698: Politics, Patronage and Space
Supervisor: Dr John Cooper
My thesis examines the conversion of the former St Stephen's College buildings in the Palace of Westminster into homes for the officers of the Exchequer of Receipt. I take an architectural approach to administrative history to locate Exchequer activity within the palace, in government and the broader political topography of early modern London. This research is funded by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain and a departmental scholarship from the University of York.
My interest is in the built environment of early modern England and the intersections of place and political culture. More broadly I am interested in post-Reformation processes of cultural adaptation, and my previous projects examined the adaptation of sacred space in cathedrals and the parochial conversion of monastic ruins.
Curator and Contributor, Virtual St Stephen's Blog
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Fellow at the Huntington Library, 2020 to 2021(deferred due to Covid-19)
Co-organiser of Architectural History Workshop for the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, March 2020