Dr Hannah Coates
I'm a graduate of the University of Southampton. I studied for my BA History there from 2007 until 2010, and then a MA Medieval and Renaissance Culture from 2010 until 2011. I have recently completed my PhD at Leeds on 'Sir Francis Walsingham and Mid-Elizabethan Political Culture', which aimed to recalibrate opinions of the political motivations and thinking of one Elizabeth I's most influential advisers through close reading of his correspondence and policy papers.
I am currently working on two articles. One of these, ‘ “Faction”, Rhetoric, and Ideology: Sir Francis Walsingham’s Role in Anglo-Scottish Diplomacy, c. 1580-1590’, has been accepted for inclusion in a special issue of the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies in January 2020. I am also co-writing an article 'Safety and Civil Society: The Evolution of the Act for the Queen’s Surety, 1585' with my former PhD supervisor.
My chapter, 'The Moor's Counsel: Sir Francis Walsingham's Advice to Elizabeth I' appears in the edited collection, Queenship and Counsel in the the Early Modern World, ed. Helen Matheson-Pollock, Joanne Paul, and Catherine Fletcher (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018).
In April 2018, I visited the Hull and East Riding branch of the Historical Association to give a talk on the topic of 'Unworthy of an Honest Man? Francis Walsingham, Spies and Deception in Elizabethan Politics'.<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>