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Charters and Female Agency and Power in Medieval Scotland, with Rachel Meredith Davis

Dr. Rachel Meredith Davis joins the podcast to discuss her journey to studying medieval Scottish history, finishing a PhD during a pandemic, and female agency and power in Medieval Scotland.

Rachel Meredith Davis is a historian of late medieval Scotland. In 2020 she complete her PhD thesis, titled: ‘Elite Women and Power in Late Medieval Scotland, 1296-1458’ at the University of Edinburgh. The work explores the ways in which women’s identities were constructed in their seals and charters and how women used these identities to access power and resources in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. You can learn about Rachel’s research on her blog An Errant Academic, or follow her on Twitter @rachmeredavis


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.

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