About Me

Sometimes writer of ‘Teaching History’ articles. I have written about significance, the witch-hunts and widening the Tudor and Stuart worlds beyond Henry VIII and the Civil War to include cross-cultural encounters. You may have heard me speak at Historical Association Secondary workshops or at SHP on these subjects.

In the classroom I have carved out a successful career and am currently the Head of History at a high achieving south London boys school. As a former FSM child and the first in my family to study post-16 I am passionate about disadvantage, social mobility and increasing uptakes of history at A-Level and University.

As a historian my heart lays in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and I hold a particular passion for the social histories of the era as well as English Atlantic world. A theme which I have currently returned to at Cambridge University, where I am currently researching for my MPhil in Early Modern History with a focus on Global and Atlantic World history.