New College, University of Oxford
I am a DPhil candidate in History supervised by Dr David Parrott. As an undergraduate I studied at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and the University of Lille 3.
In my research I focus on the Parisian diarist Pierre de L'Estoile (1546-1611) and explore how his responses to the Wars of Religion shaped his collecting practices. In particular I am working on L'Estoile's religion and place in Parisian society, his amassing of the sources for his journals and miscellanies, his reports of crimes and executions, and the use of his library and collections after the civil wars. By studying L'Estoile’s manuscripts in a broad context of archival and printed sources I hope to open fresh perspectives on his place in Reformation Europe.