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Staff Profile

  • Dr Rachel E. Moss is a lecturer in history at the University of Northampton. Prior to this she was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of History at the University of Oxford. Her ‘superbly thought-through’ (Arthuriana) first book, Fatherhood and its Representations in Middle English Texts, was published by D.S. Brewer in September 2013. A specialist in late medieval English history and literature, she has researched and written on family, gender, sexuality, gentry and mercantile societies, and literary culture. Passionately invested in making the past accessible to all and in making the academy a more inclusive place, Rachel regularly writes for mainstream publications such as History Today and The Times Higher Education on themes including education, academic culture and late medieval history.

  • Module leader
    • HIS1024: The Medieval World, 1200 – 1500
    • HIS2030: Medieval Chivalry and its Afterlives
    • HIS3037: The Wars of the Roses

    Rachel supervises undergraduate dissertations and PhD theses in topics related to her research interests – prospective PhD students are very welcome to email her with informal enquiries.

    • Rachel’s research focuses on gender, sexuality, family and literary cultures in the later Middle Ages. Her most recent peer-reviewed publications are:
    • Rachel E. Moss, ‘Teaching Medieval Chivalry in an Age of White Supremacy’, New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession 3:2 (2022), pp. 6-18
    • Rachel E. Moss, ‘“Let Him Walk with You”: Telling Stories About Fifteenth-Century Men, and the Women they Left Behind’, Medieval Feminist Forum 58:1 (2022), pp. 128-145


  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Rachel Moss’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.