PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS B3H 4R2
- Early modern British history
- Law and crime
- Gender and women's history
- BA (Dalhousie)
- MA (Dalhousie)
- PhD (Queen's)
•with Sara M. Butler, Crossing Borders: Boundaries and Margins in Medieval and Early Modern Britain. Essays in Honours of Cynthia J. Neville (Brill, 2018).
• The Trial of Charles I (The Broadview Sources Series.) Broadview Press, 2016.
• with Tim Stretton, ed.Married Women and the Law: Coverture in England and the Common Law World. McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2013.
•The Northern Rebellion of 1569: Faith, Politics, and Protest in Elizabethan England. Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
• Mercy and Authority in the Tudor State. Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Recent Articles & Essays:
- "No Greater Provocation? Adultery and the Mitigation of Murder in English Law," Law and History Review, 34.1 (2016), 199-225.
- "'Murder's Crimson Badge': Homicide in the Age of Shakespeare," Oxford Handbook of the Age of Shakespear. ed. Malcolm Smuts. Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. 543-58.
- “Bodies of Evidence: Sex and Murder (or Gender and Homicide) in Early Modern England,” Gender & History, 27.2 (2015), 245-62.
- “Coverture and Criminal Forfeiture,” Female Transgression in Early Modern Britain, ed. Richard Hillman and Pauline Ruberry-Blanc. Ashgate, 2014. Pp. 191-212.
- “License to Kill: Assassination and the Politics of Murder in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England,” Canadian Journal of History, 48 (2013), 421-40.
- “’Negroes of the Crown’: The Management of Slaves Forfeited by Grenadian Rebels, 1796-1831,”Journal of the Canadian Historical Association 22 (2011), 1-29.
- “Gender, the Hat, and Quaker Universalism in the Wake of the English Revolution,” The Seventeenth Century 26.2 (2011), 299-322.
- “Felony Forfeiture and the Profits of Crime in Early Modern England,” The Historical Journal 53.2 (2010), 271-88.
- “Felons’ Effects and the Effects of Felony in Nineteenth-Century England,” Law and History Review 28.1 (2010), 111-39.
- HIST 1910F - Life Stories Seminar
- HIST 2106F - Tudor and Stewart England 1485-1688
- HIST 2614W - Making Gender: Women and Men, Sex and Gender in Pre-Modern Europe
- HIST 4106F - Early Modern English History
Office Hours Winter 2019:
- Mondays 1:00-2:30
- Fridays 12:00-1:30