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Dr Sarah Rose

Research Associate

Sarah Rose

Bowland College



Tel: +44 1524 593141

Research Interests

I am a medievalist with a particular interest in lordship and power structures in the north of England. My PhD examined political society in the medieval honour of Pontefract between the twelfth and late fifteenth centuries.  Since 2010, I have worked on a number of research projects that have focused on local and regional history, with particular emphasis on encouraging public engagement with history and heritage. I have an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Newcastle.


My Role

I work within the Regional Heritage Centre as Assistant Editor for the Victoria County History of Cumbria project. I co-ordinate and support the work of volunteer researchers by providing guidance and skills training so that their work meets VCH standards. I also research and write articles and am currently working on the history of Kirkby Lonsdale.



Additional Information

Publications & Reasearch Output

Sarah Rose, 'Richard III and the Honour of Pontefract, 1471-1485' in, Kingship, Sanctity and Lordship in Medieval Britain: Essays in Honour of Alexander Grant, Steven Boardman and David Ditchburn eds (Boydell, 2022)

Richard Brockington with Sarah Rose, The Victoria History of Cumberland: Kirkoswald and Renwick (IHR, 2019)

S.A. Rose, "'Our dear and well-beloved esquire': Robert Waterton and Henry V", Medieval Yorkshire: Journal of the Medieval Section of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society (2016)

S.A. Rose, 'The Barony of Kendal', Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archeological Society Transactions, third series, vol. xv (2015)

S.A. Rose, 'Natland', Victoria County History of Cumbria (2015)

S.A. Rose, 'Gamblesby', Victoria County History of Cumbria (2014)

S.A. Rose, 'Helsington', Victoria County History of Cumbria (2014)

Winchester, A.J.L., E. Straughton & S.A. Rose, Manorial Records in Cumbria and Lancashire: A User's Guide (Lancaster University, 2013)

Winchester, A.J.L. and S.A. Rose, VCH Cumbria Volunteer Handbook (1st edn 2012; 4th edn 2019)

S.A. Rose, 'A twelfth-century honour in a fifteenth-century world: the honour of Pontefract', in L. Clark (ed.), The Fifteenth Century: English and Continental Perspectives, vol. IX (Woodbridge, 2010), pp.38-58


Ongoing Project Outputs

Content of the project website (http://www.cumbriacountyhistory.org.uk/) is co-authored by S.A. Rose.



External Roles

Press officer for the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society         

Reviews Editor for the British Association of Local History http://www.balh.org.uk/

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