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Visiting Research Associate
Rachel's first degree was in mathematics; she then trained as a librarian and worked in a variety of specialist and academic libraries. She did an MPhil in Medieval History at Cambridge in 1998-1999 and then completed her PhD at King's College London (on "Masculinity, nobility and the moral instruction of the Carolingian lay elite") in 2005. Between 2012 and 2014 she was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at King’s, working on the ‘Making of Charlemagne’s Europe’ charter database project. She currently works as a librarian at the University of Bedfordshire and has been a visiting research associate at King’s since 2015.
Rachel’s research has covered a wide range of topics in early medieval history, connecting together religion, morality, gender and politics. She is currently working on a project exploring the persistence of patriarchal structures between the classical and the early modern world.