Sara Charles

Sara Charles is an editor at the Institute of Historical Research, working for the journal Historical Research and the online resource the Bibliography of British and Irish History. She is interested in Anglo-Saxon abbesses, female literacy in the post-Conquest period, and the development of martyrologies, particularly the inclusion female saints. She has completed an MRes in the History of the Book at the Institute of English Studies, where she researched the martyrology produced for a thirteenth-century female priory, and is now expanding this research at doctoral level.

She also previously studied Library and Information Studies at UCL, and is a member of the Bibliographical Society. Publications include ‘The Literacy of English Nuns in the Early Thirteenth Century: Evidence from London, British Library, Cotton MS Claudius D. III’, Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies, 6 (2017), 77–107 and a review of The Nuns of Sant’ Ambrogio: the True Story of a Convent in Scandal, Reviews in History (review no. 1880), doi:10.14296/RiH/2014/1880.

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