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Dr Rachel E. Moss is a lecturer in history at the University of Northampton. Prior to this she was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford. Her ‘superbly thought-through’ (Arthuriana) first book, Fatherhood and its Representations in Middle English Texts, was published by D.S. Brewer in September 2013. A specialist in late medieval English history and literature, she has researched and written on family, gender, sexuality, gentry and mercantile societies, and literary culture. Passionately invested in making the past accessible to all and in making the academy a more inclusive place, Rachel regularly writes for mainstream publications such as History Today and The Times Higher Education on themes including education, academic culture and late medieval history. She tweets @menysnoweballes. 

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  • 2 Book
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Entry for Dictionary/Encyclopedia

A man's sphere? British politics in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries

McCormack, M., Fletcher, C. (ed.), Brady, S. (ed.), Moss, R. E. (ed.) & Riall, L. (ed.), 8 Feb 2018, The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Political Culture in Europe. London: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd., p. 247-264 465 p. (Palgrave handbooks).

Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

Open Access
  • Ready to Disport with You: Homosocial Culture amongst the Wool Merchants of Fifteenth-century Calais

    Moss, R. E., 2 Jun 2018, In : History Workshop Journal. 86, p. 1–21 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
  • The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Political Culture in Europe

    Fletcher, C. (ed.), Brady, S. (ed.), Moss, R. E. (ed.) & Riall, L. (ed.), 1 Jan 2018, Palgrave Macmillan Ltd.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Sir Degare

    Moss, R. E., 3 Aug 2017, The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain. Richard, S. & Rouse, R. (eds.). Wiley Online Library, p. 1706-1708 3 p. (The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain).

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportEntry for Dictionary/Encyclopedia

  • Open Access