Dr Elizabeth Biggs
I came to the College of Canons based at St Stephen’s from the fourteenth to the sixteenth centuries from looking at fifteenth-century political interpretations of history. I’m working on all aspects of the college’s life from building projects to the daily round of masses. I can spend half a day reading about humanist scholars who were involved in Papal politics, and another day trying and failing to understand building accounts. I joined this project because of the exciting politics the canons were involved in and stayed for the musicians, the glamorous travel (theirs, not mine) and the chance to bring together lots of ideas from other historians about this period into a new picture of royal service, Westminster and the Church.
Keep up to date with the latest news from the project via our Twitter feed:
- @Tudorgentleman @HistParl @VSS_Project There's an article in Notes and Queries by George Chowdhari Best on the orig… https://t.co/LLIHPIKlVv 10 hours 49 min ago
- @HistParl @VSS_Project Thanks @HistParl. You have just emboldened me to make a claim for the origins of House of Commons green! 11 hours 40 sec ago
- @Tudorgentleman @VSS_Project We don't know this one John - but before St Stephen’s benches belong to host instituti… https://t.co/4UbBY1lyLb 11 hours 7 min ago
- You were so helpful yesterday, @HistParl... your take on the origins of House of Commons green? Elizabethan or earlier? @VSS_Project 1 day 5 hours ago
- My @VSS_Project #WordOfTheDay: smalt. Deep blue glass coloured by cobalt oxide, finely pulverized, to paint the royal arms. 1 day 9 hours ago