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Margaret Tudor, Paleography, and the Scots Language, with Helen Newsome

Kate Buchanan is joined by Helen Newsome to discuss Helen’s journey to studying medieval Scottish history, her work on Margaret Tudor’s letters, and the joys of paleography and the Scots language.

Helen Newsome is a historical linguist, who completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield in 2019. Helen is currently a postgraduate fellow of the Society of Renaissance Studies, working on a printed edition of the correspondence of Margaret Tudor, Queen of Scots. You can find her on or follow her on Twitter @DrHelenNewsome


Scotichronicast is hosted by Kate Buchanan. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Stirling in 2014, with her primary research is on medieval Scottish castles and their landscapes. She co-edited and contributed to Medieval and Early Modern Representations of Authority in Scotland and the British Isles, which was published by Routledge in 2016. Kate is also an adjunct instructor for the history program at Southern New Hampshire University. Follow her on Twitter at @k8_buchanan.

You can listen to more episodes of Scotichronicast through Apple Podcasts or Buzzsprout.

You can follow also follow the podcast on Twitter @scotichronicast

Top Image: Early 16th century sketch of Margaret Tudor


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