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I was asked at a recent talk if I had any favorites amongst the early modern women I research and write about, and Brilliana Conway, later Lady Harley (c 1600-1643) sprang to mind. We included a selection from her commonplace book written in 1622 and from her personal letters in our anthology Flesh and Spirit […]

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In 2014 Manchester University Press published an anthology I co-edited with Dr Rachel Adcock (Keele University) and Dr Anna Ziomek (Reading University). Flesh and Spirit is a collection of women’s writing by seventeenth-century women who understood their bodily and spiritual health to be inextricably connected. The summary reads: This anthology makes accessible to readers ten […]

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Last May I filmed a short video about John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost, Book 9. In August, on a boiling summer’s day the production team and I met up again to film the sequel: Paradise Lost, Book 10. You can see both films and read the accompanying guide by clicking this link.   These […]

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