Becky Lawton

Becky Lawton British Library

Becky’s AHRC funded collaborative PhD with the British Library and the University of Leicester examines how the Anglo-Saxons used the written word to experience Rome from afar. Her research focuses on travel texts and papal letters preserved in medieval manuscripts.

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Being at both Leicester and the British Library has given me two outlets to present my research to the wider public.

Key points

  • Becky’s project has been heavily inspired by her access to the Anglo-Saxon manuscripts in the British Library’s collection.
  • She regularly writes for the British Library’s Medieval Manuscripts blog, and gives a mixture of academic papers and public talks.
  • She has been able to participate in the preparation of the British Library’s major exhibition on the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms, opening in autumn 2018.


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