Dr Emma Cavell

Dr Emma Cavell is a historian of medieval Britain, specialising in aristocratic cultures, women and gender, and frontier societies from c.1000 to c.1300. Her recent research has explored the interaction between lifecycle, status and locality in shaping the lives of noblewomen of the Anglo-Welsh frontier between the Norman Conquest of England and the English Conquest of Wales. She has published in various peer-reviewed journals, including Transactions of the Royal Historical Society, Historical Research, Northern History and The Welsh History Review, as well as in collected volumes. She is also the author of The Heralds' Memoir, 1486-1490: Court Ceremonial, Royal Progress, and Rebellion (Richard III and Yorkist History Trust, 2009) and the co-editor (with Dr Kathryn Hurlock) of The Handbook of Medieval Wales (Brill, forthcoming). Having taken time out to have her daughter Edith, she has recently returned to academia as part of the 'Women and Justice' project team and will lead on the research into English women's access to law, 1100-1300.