Professor Deborah Youngs

Deborah Youngs is Professor of Medieval History at Swansea University. Her research interests lie in the social and cultural history of Britain from the late fourteenth to the early sixteenth century. She has written on a range of topics, including the English aristocracy, literary culture and the life-cycle; she is particularly interested in the historical constructions of middle age. Her main publications include Humphrey Newton (1466-1536). An early Tudor gentleman (2008) and The Life Cycle in Late Medieval Western Europe, c.1300-c.1500 (2006). More recently her research has focused on the lives of women in late medieval Wales and the cases they brought to the courts of Chancery and Star Chamber. This will form part of the book she is writing on the history of women in Wales, c.1350-1550.