Dr Samantha Harper

A specialist in late Medieval history
An expert in in lay religion, pre and post Reformation
Dr Samantha Harper specialises in late Medieval political British History, and has a particular interest in lay religion pre and post Reformation. She has more than 10 years of university teaching experience at Winchester and Bristol universities. Currently she works for Oxford University advising academics on how to ensure that their research has a ‘life beyond the shelf’ and accessible to general audiences.  
 
Samantha regularly gives lecturers at events ranging from history festivals, local historical society meetings, schools workshops and academic conferences. She has published a range of academic articles in prestigious journals, and her book, London and the Crown, 1461-1529, will be published by the Oxford University Press in 2022. She was recently employed  on the ‘Tudor Chamber Books’ project which transcribed and published these valuable documents online for both general and academic use.
 
Living on the edge of the Cotswolds, Samantha has a passion for sharing her knowledge of the medieval heritage of the area, especially the religious buildings through which the stories of lost generations of local inhabitants can be brought to life and set in the context of England’s wider political narrative.
 

Samantha Harper leads our tour the Medival Churches of the Cotswolds, uncovering the messages left for us in their art and decoration. 
See the tour details here.