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Biography

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

Keywords

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

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feudalism Social Sciences
grant Social Sciences
history Social Sciences
History Arts & Humanities
twelfth century Social Sciences
Medieval History Arts & Humanities
redundancy Social Sciences
resources Social Sciences

Research Output 1998 2014

The Zaharoff Conspiracy

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

Research output: Book/Report typesBook

England
Conspiracy
Spies
Marriage
Mystery

The First Crusade and the Crusader States 1073-1130

Purser, T., 23 Jun 2010, Heinemann. 168 p.

Research output: Book/Report typesBook

Optical character recognition
Students
Specifications
History
Resources
Medieval Period
Kingship
Medieval History

Raiders and Invaders: The British Isles 400-1100: The British Isles c400-1100

Purser, T., 17 Aug 2006, Heinemann. 72 p.

Research output: Book/Report typesBook

history
redundancy
resources
pupil
student

Medieval England 1042-1228

Purser, T., 15 Nov 2004, Heinemann. 240 p.

Research output: Book/Report typesBook

Thrones
Medieval England
Invasion
English Society
Module

Activities 2010 2020

  • 3 Seminar
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Oral presentation

Rich widows and naughty knights: Sir John Sandys and social climbing in late Medieval England

Toby Purser (Speaker)
16 Jan 2020

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsInvited talkResearch

Bede or Beowulf? The hidden narratives of Medieval History in the secondary school curricula

Toby Purser (Speaker)
13 Mar 2019

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch

What is Education Studies?

Toby Purser (Speaker)
24 Apr 2018

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationTeaching

Turning His(stories) into Research: Mythology, legends and literature

Toby Purser (Speaker)
Jul 2014

Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch

Press / Media

Review of The Zaharoff Conspiracy (novel)

Toby Purser

8/05/14

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media

Excavation Stations

Toby Purser

1/02/08

1 Media contribution

Press/Media

Thesis

The County Community of Hampshire c1300-c1530 with special reference to the knights and esquires

Author: Purser, T., Jun 2001

Supervisor: Hicks, M. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis