Dr Emma Cavell
Emma Cavell’s research focuses on aristocratic cultures, women, gender and frontier societies (chiefly in Britain) from c.1000 to c.1300. She is currently writing a monograph examining the interaction between gender and frontier in shaping the lives of noblewomen of the March of Wales between the Norman Conquest of England and the English Conquest of Wales. Having once worked in the field of fifteenth-century English history, she is the author of The Heralds’ Memoir, 1486-1490: Court Ceremonial, Royal Progress, and Rebellion (Richard III and Yorkist History Trust, 2009). She recently published on Marcher women as ‘spies’ in the events surrounding the fall of Llywelyn ap Gruffudd in 1282 (Historical Research, 2015) and is co-editing (with Dr Kathryn Hurlock of MMU) the introductory Handbook of Medieval Wales (Brill, forthcoming). Having taken time out to have her daughter Edith, Emma has recently returned to academia as part of the exciting AHRC-funded project ‘Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice: Britain and Ireland, c. 1100-1750’ – a major, 4-year collaborative enterprise between the universities of Swansea, Cardiff and Glasgow. http://womenhistorylaw.org.uk/. From Swansea she leads on the research into Englishwomen’s access to law in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.