History Research


History research at the Department for Continuing Education 

The Department for Continuing Education has a long tradition of teaching and research in historical subjects. Research in the Department is currently focussed on the following areas: 

  • Late medieval Britain
  • Social and economic history in Britain from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century 
  • The history of religion in Britain from the eighteenth to the twentieth century
  • The history of decoration in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
  • The history of the British in India and the British Empire
  • Modern British and European history
  • The historic environment
  • Local history

Research highlights, past and present:​



Lord Herbert of Cherbury

Lord Herbert was a complex, highly accomplished and much travelled Anglo-Welsh nobleman.


Ora pro nobis

The medieval cult of the Virgin


Penelope's weaving and les années noires

Women entrepreneurs and the Aubusson tapestry rennaisance

Upcoming courses