Dr Claire Kennan

Claire Kennan

Claire specialises in the history of Britain between 1066 and 1550, with a particular focus on medieval religion, urban centres, local history, trade and guilds. Claire completed her PhD entitled ‘Guilds and Society in Louth, Lincolnshire c. 1450-1550’, under the supervision of Professor Nigel Saul in 2018. She is currently researching Lincolnshire’s Corpus Christi guilds and editing the 1389 Lincolnshire guild returns for publication. Claire is the medieval specialist for the £1 million Heritage Lottery Funded Citizens Project which explores protest, rebellion, reform and the relationship between the citizen and the state from Magna Carta to the present day. Her research has informed educational resources for the AQA and OCR exam boards and two Massive Open Online Courses available via FutureLearn. She has previously worked with King’s College London, The National Archives, the BBC, Channel 4, Channel 5 and BBC Radio 4.

Qualifications: BA Hons History (First Class) – Royal Holloway, University of London; MA Medieval Studies (Dist.) – Royal Holloway, University of London; PhD (Medieval History) – Royal Holloway, University of London; Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.

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