Henry Marsh

Department: History
Discipline: History
Research Centre/Unit: Centre of Medieval Studies

Project Summary

My research (funded by the AHRC) focuses on the accounts of chroniclers between the years 1377-1422 and their reactions to the many crises and pressures felt upon society at that time. My research follows an interdisciplinary approach and I seek to understand the chronicles as narrative constructs and well as pieces created within a particular milieu. I seek to challenge the existing narrative which describes these chronicles as the uninspiring end to the chronicle tradition and as representatives of a homogenous hegemonic view, and instead place them within the rich literary culture of their own time and as individuals whose ideas and beliefs were frequently in disagreement.



Supervisory Team

My supervisors are Professor James Clark (History, University of Exeter) and Professor Helen Fulton (English, University of Bristol).

Wider Research Interests

My wider research interests include: mediaeval prophecy and portents; accounts of rituals and symbolic communication; the high and late mediaeval ideal of kingship, and wonders and the supernatural in the Middle ages.