Dr Amy Blakeway

Senior Lecturer

Researcher profile

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Mediaeval History, 71 South Street
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I joined St Andrews in 2019 after three years at the University of Kent, where I was Senior Lecturer in Sixteenth-Century British History and co-Director of the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies. Before that I held a Junior Research Fellowship at Homerton College, University of Cambridge (I also received my PhD from Cambridge in 2010). In 2011-12 I was the Fulbright Robertson Visiting Professor of British History at Westminster College in Missouri. I have held visiting research fellowships at the Huntington Library in California, at the University of Aberdeen and the University of Edinburgh's Institute for the Advanced Study of the Humanities. 

Research areas

I am a historian of sixteenth-century Scotland. For the academic year 2023-4 I have funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh for a research project on the Anglo-Scottish wars of the minority of Mary, Queen of Scots, including writing a monograph and delivering workshops on this subject in primary schools and high schools throughout Scotland. If you are a teacher and are interested, please get in touch!

My research interests range politics with a big P (parliaments, monarchs and Scotland's relations with France and England) and a little p (propaganda, resistance and burgh communities). 

PhD supervision

  • James Fox
  • Jessica Secmezsoy-Urquhart
  • Clementine De La Poer Beresford
  • John Abernethy
  • Kate McGregor
  • Olivia Dunderdale
  • James Fox
  • James Fox
  • Olivia Dunderdale

Selected publications


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