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Fiona Whelan

Fiona recently completed her doctorate in History at the University of Oxford. Her focus of research is on social and cultural history of the medieval period, especially in relation to the construction of behaviour and manners in twelfth-century England. Originally from Ireland, with a B.A. in Art History from Trinity College Dublin, her interests are interdisciplinary merging art history, archaeology, anthropology and sociology to interpret the medieval period.

Knowing Medieval Authors: William of Malmesbury

Interpreting our historical past through the lens of medieval historical writers such as William of Malmesbury, Geoffrey of Monmouth and Orderic Vitalis provides both fascinating insight and complex problems. This is certainly the case with the writer William of Malmesbury, who was recently the subject of a recent three-day conference (William of Malmesbury and his Legacy, University of Oxford, 3-5 …

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