Associate Lecturer, Lancaster University

Jenni Hyde completed her doctorate at the University of Manchester. It was published in 2018 as Singing the News: Ballads in Mid-Tudor England, and has recently appeared as a paperback.  She works mainly on Tudor and Stuart history, and in particular, sixteenth-century ballads in print, manuscript and the oral tradition.  Recent articles have looked at gender and queenship in ballads, and music in Tudor cheap print, and she is currently preparing a seventeenth-century theatrical jigg for publication. Her current research investigates ballads, Thomas Cromwell and the Pilgrimage of Grace, and she is developing further work on the relationship between ballads and other news media.

She is committed to sharing her research with the public and is heavily involved with the Historical Association, for whom she served as Associate Vice President from 2016-2019 and Trustee from 2012-2016.  She continues to sit on their Branches and Members Committee and on the editorial board of their members’ journal, The Historian.

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