Below you’ll find links to most of my published articles and some unpublished conference papers. Some of this work is accessible only through subscription databases like JSTOR, but for those items I can make available here, I’ve provided PDF files or other direct access.
Much of this writing is on medieval religious women, and in particular on Godstow Abbey, a convent founded near Oxford in the twelfth century. I’ve published the monastery’s Latin cartulary and a number of articles about Godstow. I’m interested in the lived spiritual, social, and political experiences of religious women and also in the other individuals and groups who were connected with them, both clerical and lay.
My older work examines English royal government, finance, and war. Although I’m no longer working on those topics, I hope this scholarship will continue to be of interest and use to other scholars. You’ll find all of these subjects in the work below, as well as in my books. You can also find my work at academia.edu.
“Down From the Balcony: African Americans and Episcopal Congregations in Washington County, Maryland, 1800-1864,” Anglican and Episcopal History 86:1 (March 2017): 1-42. Winner of the Nelson R. Burr Prize.
“Ela Longespee’s Roll of Benefits: Piety and Reciprocity in the Thirteenth Century,” Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval Thought, History, and Religion, 64 (2009): 1-56.
“Besieging Bedford: Military Logistics in 1224,” The Journal of Medieval Military History, 1 (2002): 101-24.
“The Reputation of the Sheriff, 1100-1216,” The Haskins Society Journal: Studies in Medieval History, 8 (1996): 91-8.
“The Meaning of Waste in the Early Pipe Rolls of Henry II,” The Economic History Review, 44 (1991): 240-8.
“The Forest Regard of 1155,” The Haskins Society Journal: Studies in Medieval History, 2 (1990): 189-95.
“Richard de Lucy, Henry II’s Justiciar,” Medieval Prosopography, 9 (1988): 61-87.
Essays Published In Books
“Slavery, War, and Destruction: The College of St. James, 1861-64,” in Saint James School of Maryland: 175 Years, ed. W.L. Prehn (Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2021), 51-85. (Pages 51-70 are available to read in the preview.)
“Making Their Mark: The Spectrum of Literacy among Godstow’s Nuns, 1400-1550.” In Nuns’ Literacies in Medieval Europe: The Kansas City Dialogue, ed. Virginia Blanton, Veronica O’Mara, and Patricia Stoop (Brepols Publishers, 2015), pp. 307-325.
“The Foundation Legend of Godstow Abbey: A Holy Woman’s Life in Anglo-Norman Verse.” In Writing Medieval Women’s Lives, ed. Amy Livingstone and Charlotte Newman Goldy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), pp. 13-31.
“The Domesticity of Nuns: Family and Household within the Convent,” Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies, New York, March 2005.
“What the Nuns Knew, What the Bishop Thought: Visitations of Some English Convents,” Sewanee Medieval Colloquium, 2004.
“Witnessing Women in Twelfth-Century English Charter Collections.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 2002, Kalamazoo, MI.
“Muriel’s Convent: The Munteny Women at Clerkenwell Priory, London.” International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 2001, Kalamazoo, MI.