Paul Gorton


Undergraduate: BA (Hons) Ancient History and Classical Archaeology, University of Warwick

Taught Postgraduate: MA Medieval History, University of Leeds

PhD Thesis:  Beyond the Empire: Power and Identity in Post-Roman Northern Britannia. 



Forthcoming: Food and Power in the Post Roman North. (Instrumenta: CEIPAC, University of Barcelona)

Research interests

My research looks at the shaping of power and identity in the northern portions of the former British provinces of the Roman Empire from the fourth to the sixth century. It also looks at the way that interactions with Rome were used in the formation of identity and the legitimation of power in later centuries, looking specifically at how interactions with Rome was remembered in the works of Aneirin and Taliesin.