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Isaac Boothroyd

Thesis: The Gens Anglorum or the Gens Normannorum? The emergence of English identity among middling Normans, 1130-60

A student of Manchester Metropolitan University and then the University of York, my focus at Manchester is on the assimilation of the Normans in England during the mid-Twelfth Century. In particular, my research focuses on the interaction of factors such as social class, occupation, language, gender, and more on the understanding and formation of English ethnic identity in this period, and seeks to apply this knowledge to the study of identity amongst those individuals of Norman descent below the level of the great magnates.


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