Jennifer McHughPhD student, Associate Lecturer
My research explores the relationship between the Crown and ecclesiastics during the fourteenth century, with a particular focus upon clerical loyalty and Anglo-Scottish relations during the Wars of Independence. My thesis examines the reigns of David II of Scotland (1329-71), bishops' support for the royal agenda, and the papacy's diplomatic role during this period as a peacekeeper. More broadly, I am interested in the role of religion, the formation of the natio and creation of group identity via xenophobic attitudes during the later Middle Ages.
Provisional: Conflict and Loyalty through the perspective of the Scottish Clergy during the reign of David II (1329-1371)
Dr. Sophie Ambler
Dr. Fiona Edmonds
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Studentship, Lancaster University, 2018-2021
Scottish Historical Review Trust Grant 2019-2020
Royal Historical Society Research Expenses Grant 2019-2020
Caroline Barron Prize, Royal Holloway, 2018
Herringham Scholarship, Royal Holloway, 2017-2018
MA Medieval Studies (2017/18), Royal Holloway University of London.
BA History (2014/17), Royal Holloway University of London.
Postgraduate Representative for the Athena SWAN self-assessment team.
Member of the Scottish Historical Society, Ecclesiastical History Society and Royal Historical Society.