• Don’t miss Gemma’s paper, ‘The Rise of the Ambassadress: English Ambassadorial Wives and Early Modern Diplomatic Culture’ at the Women’s History seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in London on the 25th November 2016! More details here.


    • Gemma will be speaking at the ‘In the Light of Gloriana’ conference at the Tower of London on the 18th November 2016. More details of the exciting programme are available here.


    • Gemma’s book on the Cooke sisters has just been released in paperback (January 2016). If you use the code MUP50 (valid until 29th February 2016), you can get an extra 50% off! To buy, follow this link.


    • The Cooke Sisters: Education, Piety and Politics in Early Modern England (Manchester University Press, 2013) has been announced as runner-up in the 2014 Women’s History Network Book Prize, with the judges praising the book for providing ‘a new perspective on the question of women’s power and elite women’s education in this period’. More details here.


    • The Letters of Lady Anne Bacon, Gemma’s edition for the Royal Historical Society, has just been published (April 2014). More details here.


    • Gemma’s new book on the Cooke sisters is out now! Copies are available here.


    • Gemma will be speaking at the ‘Gender and Political Culture, 1400-1800’ conference at Plymouth University, 29-31 August 2013.


    • The title of Gemma’s paper at the Institute of Historical Research on the 13 May 2013 is ‘Elizabethan women and diplomacy: the case of Lady Mildred Cecil and Lady Elizabeth Hoby’. For more details, see


    • Gemma will be talking about Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s sixth wife, on BBC R4’s Woman’s Hour on the 12 March 2013 at 10am.


    • Gemma is excited to be talking to the Oxford branch of the Historical Association on the 19 February 2013:
      ‘Elizabeth I and the Politics of Gender’, 4pm at The Cherwell School, Marston Ferry Road, Oxford. For more details, please see