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Toby Purser


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Secondary school teacher (11-18 History) 2001-2012; FE Lecturer (History) 2012-13; Senior Lecturer (Education Studies) 2013-2019. I was 'A' level examiner for History and authored four textbooks for GCSE and A level (Medieval England 2004; Raiders and Invaders, Power and Control 2006; The First Crusade and the Crusader States 2010).I am also a fiction author and my novel The Zaharoff Conspiracy was published by Methuen in 2014.

Research Interests

History of Education (curricula, pedagogy, great educators); Medieval History (gentry communities, government and politics, social history)

Teaching Interests

History of Education; curriculum studies; politics and culture; schooling strutures and organisations

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Southampton

Master, University of Oxford

Bachelor, University of Oxford


  • LA History of education
  • LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
  • L Education (General)

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Educators Arts & Humanities
History of Education Arts & Humanities
Pedagogy Arts & Humanities
Gentry Arts & Humanities
Medieval History Arts & Humanities
Social History Arts & Humanities
Government Arts & Humanities
Curriculum Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2014 2014

The Zaharoff Conspiracy

Purser, T., 27 Mar 2014, York: Methuen. 323 p.

Research output: Book/Report typesBookResearch