Research and Scholarship

Routledge, 2017

University of Delaware Press, 2003


Work Shared in CORE



Helen Ostovich and I are co-editing a series, “Late Tudor and Stuart Drama:  Gender, Performance, and Material Culture,” for Medieval Institute Publications.  For questions or to submit a proposal, please contact the Acquisitions Editor, Tyler Cloherty ( or visit our website:

New Projects

In 2003 I was at the British Library where I found a set of documents chronicling the marital dispute of Elizabeth and Anthony Bourne.  I began transcribing Elizabeth Bourne’s complaint to the Privy Council, in which she demands the right to divorce her husband Anthony, on my own and then won a small grant to hire a student to help me.  Emily Sherwood was, at the time, my student.  She assisted me and also transcribed a number of the letters as well as the Indenture of Award, in which Elizabeth wins the right of a femme sole.  We are currently at work on the rest of the documents, now under contract with Routledge in the series, “The Early Modern Englishwoman 1500-1750:  Contemporary Editions,” edited by Betty Travitsky and Anne Lake Prescott.