Mr Samuel Drake

Supervised by

  • Nigel Saul First/primary/lead supervisor

    1/10/1324/11/17

Personal profile

Research Interests: Later Medieval England; connectivity; the gentry and nobility; office-holding; royal government; lordship; lawlessness; ‘piracy’; the Hundred Years’ War; individual and group identities; mobility, both social and geographic; the professions; the Black Prince; King Arthur; the maritime character of the realm; and the ways in which Cornwall cohered with the rest of England. 

 

Scholarships and Prizes

  • Cornwall Heritage Trust (2017)
  • Royal Historical Society P.J. Marshall Doctoral Fellowship, Institute of Historical Research (2016-2017).
  • Pollard Prize, Institute of Historical Research, runner-up (2016).
  • Q-Fund, Cornwall Council (2016).
  • Cardew-Rendle Prize, Royal Institution of Cornwall, runner-up (2015).
  • AHRC PhD funding (2013-2016).
  • Caroline Barron Prize, Royal Holloway, University of London (2013).
  • AHRC MA funding (2012-2013).
  • Driver Prize, Royal Holloway, University of London (2012).

 

Papers

  • ‘‘Ale Lyke Wash as Pygges had Wrestled Dryn’: Cornwall and Commercial Connectivity, 1300- c.1420’, Institute of Historical Research Director's Seminar (2 November 2016).

  • ‘Mariners and Marauders: Fowey during the Hundred Years’ War, 1400-c. 1453’, Fifteenth Century Conference (2 September, 2016).

  • ‘‘Wrongdoers, Pirates, and Robbers’: Cornish Piracy during the Hundred Years’ War’, Cornwall Pre-1700 Seminar (28 August, 2016).

  • 'Pillagers with Long Knives: Fourteenth-Century Conflict and Cornish Connectivity', Leeds International Medieval Congress (4 July, 2016).
  • ‘‘As trew unto you as any tenauntes that ye have’: Cornwall and Lordly Connectivity, 1300-c. 1420’, Royal Holloway History Postgraduate Seminar (1 June, 2016).

  • 'Since the Time of King Arthur: Gentry Identity and Cornish County Society', Institute of Historical Research Late Medieval Seminar (29 January, 2016).

  • ‘God Made them Evil and Bad: Fourteenth Century Cornish Lawlessness’, Institute of Historical Research History Lab Seminar (5 November, 2015).
  •  ‘Shipmen and Pirates: Fowey during the Hundred Years’ War, c.1337-1399’, Cornish Maritime History Conference (17 October, 2015).
  •  ‘The Black Prince and Cornwall’, Royal Holloway History Postgraduate Research Forum (30 April, 2015).
  •  ‘The Black Prince: The Paragon of Good Lordship in Cornwall?’, Institute of Historical Research Late Medieval Seminar (20 February, 2015).
  • ‘Exiles and Emigrants: Cornwall and the Capital’s Social and Economic Interactions in the Later Middle Ages’, Institute of Historical Research Seminar in Medieval and Tudor London History (22 May, 2014).

 

Teaching

  • Visiting Teacher, Politics, Pestilence and War in Late Medieval Europe, 1300-1500, Royal Holloway, University of London (2016-2017).

  • Visiting Teacher, The Pursuit of Power: Europe 1000-1250, Royal Holloway, University of London (2016-2017)
  • Visiting Teacher, Rome to Renaissance: An Introduction to the Middle Ages, Royal Holloway, University of London (2015-2016).

 

Service and Outreach

  • Chair of the monthly Royal Holloway History Postgraduate Seminar (March 2014 - January 2016).
  • PhD Student-Staff Committee Representative, Royal Holloway, University of London (2013-).
  • Secretary of History Lab Plus (October 2016-).
  • Public Lecture: 'Cornwall and the Capital in the Later Middle Ages', The London Cornish Association (15 October 2016).
  • Public Lecture 'Merchants and Smugglers, Shipmen and Pirates: Fowey during the Hundred Years' War', Fowey Harbour Heritage Trust (18 February 2017)

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