B.A., York University, 1996;
M.A., University of Toronto, 1998;
Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2006.

Selected Publications

Selling Cromwell's Wars: Media, Empire, and Godly Warfare 1650-1658 (Routledge, 2016).


Barbados, Jamaica, and the Development of News Culture in the Mid-Seventeenth Century,” Historical Research 94 (2021), pp. 324-350. Editor's Choice, May 2021.

"Charles II, Lucy Walter, and the Stuart Courts in Exile," English Historical Review 131, issue 553 (2016), pp. 1-29.

"Charles II, Exile, and the Problem of Allegiance," Historical Journal 54.1 (2011), 73-103.

"War and Popular Literature in Mid-Seventeenth Century Britain," Oxford History of Popular Print Culture, ed. Joad Raymond (Oxford University Press, 2011), 315-35.  

"News and the Politics of Information in the Mid-Seventeenth Century: The Western Design and the Conquest of Jamaica," History Workshop Journal 69 (2010), 1-26. 

"News, Intelligence, and Espionage at the Exiled Court at Cologne: The Case of Henry Manning," Media History 11 1&2 (2005), 105-125. Reprinted in News and News Networks in Early Modern Britain and Europe, ed. Joad Raymond (Routledge, 2006).

"Religious Contagion in Mid-Seventeenth Century England," Imagining Contagion in Early Modern Europe, ed. Claire Carlin (Palgrave, 2005), 212-27. 

"Public Scandal, Political Controversy, and Familial Conflict in the Stuart Courts in Exile: The Struggle to Convert the Duke of Gloucester in 1654", Albion 35.3 (2003), 398-427.

Recent Courses

HIST 499 Print and Politics in Revolutionary Britain
HIST 499 Piracy in the Early Modern World
HIST 307 Early Modern Britain
HIST 308 Renaissance Italy
HIST 201 & 202 England and the British Empire
WCUL 102 Western Culture
HONS 101Witchcraft and Persecution in the Atlantic World, 1500-2000