Dr Martha Vandrei
I am an historian of British historical culture from about 1600, with an interest in how people understood and related to the past through scholarship, antiquarianism, drama, poetry, art, and architecture. My doctoral thesis focused on the posthumous life of Queen Boudica and laid the groundwork for my on-going interest in historical culture. Most recently, I have become fascinated by the overlap between Christian apologetics and historical research evident throughout the modern and early-modern periods. My postdoctoral research on the St. Stephen’s project has allowed me to pursue some fascinating lines of enquiry, especially through debates around the Gothic and “national” styles in the mid-nineteenth century, and the role of religion in popular historical culture.
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- @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 50 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 1 min 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