Brittany Hanlon, Jesus

Degree: PhD
Course: ASNC
Supervisor: Dr Rory Naismith

Biographical Information

I am a first-year PhD candidate in the Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic department, researching the contrasts and similarities between late Anglo-Saxon lawsuits and legal texts. I obtained my undergraduate degree in History in 2017 at the University of Sheffield. I followed this with an MPhil at Newnham College, Cambridge, focusing on the presence of Carolingian influence in King Alfred the Great's Law Code. My PhD examines the settlement of late Anglo-Saxon disputes and the realities of law enforcement from the centre to the localities. 

Research Interests

Early Medieval law and government; ritual and ceremony; Anglo-Saxon documentary culture; charters; coinage; the transmission of ideas; continental influence on Anglo-Saxon scholarship and legal culture.