On Desecration and Revolt: Then and Now

Like most people, I spent yesterday evening glued to the news from Washington. The unprecedented scenes from the US capitol reminded me a lot of moments of violent desecration during medieval uprisings. Pictures of that guy lounging on the dais in a ‘Viking’ helmet (Vikings didn’t wear horned helmets, btw) and the other guy with … Read more

In progress…

Welcome to the WordPress site for my project ‘The Jacquerie and Late Medieval Revolts’, which is funded by the British Arts and Humanities Research Council.  The project has a two-part focus:  a monograph and related articles on the famous Jacquerie of 1358, and a collaborative series of conferences with other scholars to take a comparative view … Read more