Dr Sheila Sweetinburgh


NameDr Sheila Sweetinburgh
Job titlePrincipal Research Fellow
Research instituteSchool of Humanities

Research outputs

"Ready for to go to the sea": maintaining fishing families in Late Medieval Hythe

Sweetinburgh, S. 2021. "Ready for to go to the sea": maintaining fishing families in Late Medieval Hythe. in: Edwards, E. Bligh, S., Sweetinburgh, S. (ed.) Maritime Kent through the Ages Woodbridge Boydell.

Community care: civic charitable institutions in the Kentish Cinque Ports, c.1300-c.1500

Sweetinburgh, S. 2020. Community care: civic charitable institutions in the Kentish Cinque Ports, c.1300-c.1500. Archaeologia Cantiana. 141, pp. 183-198.

Religious women in the landscape: their roles in medieval Canterbury and its hinterland

Sweetinburgh, S. 2018. Religious women in the landscape: their roles in medieval Canterbury and its hinterland. in: Blud, V., Heath, D. and Klafter, J. (ed.) Gender: Places, Spaces and Thresholds London Institute of Historical Research. pp. 8-18

Fishermen and their families in late medieval and Tudor Kent

Sweetinburgh, S. 2018. Fishermen and their families in late medieval and Tudor Kent. in: Jowitt, C., Lambert, C. and Mentz, S. (ed.) The Routledge Research Companion to Marine and Maritime Worlds, 1400-1800: Oceans in Global History and Culture Routledge.

Neighbours across the religious divide: coping with difference in Henrician Kent

Sweetinburgh, S. 2018. Neighbours across the religious divide: coping with difference in Henrician Kent. in: Kane, B. and Sandall, S. (ed.) The Experience of Neighbourliness in Europe, c.1000-1600 Routledge.

'Writing the town in mid-fifteenth-century Sandwich: the contribution of John Serle, common clerk'

Sweetinburgh, S. 2018. 'Writing the town in mid-fifteenth-century Sandwich: the contribution of John Serle, common clerk'. in: Bartram, C. (ed.) Kentish Book Culture: Writing and reading in the Provinces 1400-1660 Peter Lang.

Those who marched with Faunt: reconstructing the Canterbury rebels of 1471

Sweetinburgh, S. 2017. Those who marched with Faunt: reconstructing the Canterbury rebels of 1471. Southern History: A Review of the History of Southern England. 39.

Shepsters, Hucksters and other Businesswomen: female involvement in Canterbury's fifteenth-century economy

Sweetinburgh, S. 2017. Shepsters, Hucksters and other Businesswomen: female involvement in Canterbury's fifteenth-century economy. Archaeologia Cantiana. 138, pp. 179-200.

Looking to the past: the St Thomas Pageant in early Tudor Canterbury

Sweetinburgh, S. 2016. Looking to the past: the St Thomas Pageant in early Tudor Canterbury. Archaeologia Cantiana. 137, pp. 163-184.

Farming the Kentish marshlands: continuity and change in the late Middle Ages

Sweetinburgh, S. 2016. Farming the Kentish marshlands: continuity and change in the late Middle Ages. in: Bowen, J. and Brown, A. (ed.) Custom and Commercialisation in English Rural Society: Revisiting Tawney and Postan Hatfield University of Hertfordshire Press. pp. 73-95

Early medieval Kent, 800-1220

Sweetinburgh, S. (ed.) 2016. Early medieval Kent, 800-1220. Woodbridge Boydell.

A tale of two mazers: negotiating relationships at Kentish medieval hospitals'

Sweetinburgh, S. 2015. A tale of two mazers: negotiating relationships at Kentish medieval hospitals'. Archaeologia Cantiana. 136.

The economic impact of the Reformation on two Canterbury parishes

Sweetinburgh, S. 2015. The economic impact of the Reformation on two Canterbury parishes. in: Hitchman, V. and Foster, A. (ed.) Views from the Parish: Churchwardens' Accounts c.1500-c.1800 Newcastle Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 47-62

What's in a name? Exploring the use of 'Creature' as a Christian name in early modern Kent

Sweetinburgh, S. and Craig-Mair, V. 2014. What's in a name? Exploring the use of 'Creature' as a Christian name in early modern Kent. Archaeologia Cantiana. 135, pp. 209-222.

Placing the hospital: the production of St Lawrence's hospital registers in fifteenth-century Canterbury

Sweetinburgh, S. 2014. Placing the hospital: the production of St Lawrence's hospital registers in fifteenth-century Canterbury. in: Clark, L. (ed.) The Fifteenth Century XIII: Exploring the Evidence: Commemoration, Administration and the Economy Woodbridge Boydell. pp. 109-129

To move the mind: scenes from Christ's life on Faversham's painted pillar

Sweetinburgh, S. 2014. To move the mind: scenes from Christ's life on Faversham's painted pillar. in: Kelly, S. and Perry, R. (ed.) Devotional Culture in Late Medieval England and Europe Turnhout Brepols. pp. 291-314

Discord in the public arena: processes and meanings of the St Bartholomew's day festivities in early sixteenth-century Sandwich

Sweetinburgh, S. 2013. Discord in the public arena: processes and meanings of the St Bartholomew's day festivities in early sixteenth-century Sandwich. in: Sweetinburgh, S. (ed.) Negotiating the Political in Northern European Urban Society, c.1400-c.1600 Tempe, Arizona ACMRS and Brepols.

Canterbury's martyred archbishop: the 'cult' of Simon Sudbury and relations between city and cathedral

Sweetinburgh, S. 2013. Canterbury's martyred archbishop: the 'cult' of Simon Sudbury and relations between city and cathedral. in: Penman, M. (ed.) Monuments and Monumentality across Medieval and Early Modern Europe Donington Shaun Tyas. pp. 199-211

Pilgrimage in 'an Age of Plague': Seeking Canterbury's 'hooly blisful martir' in 1420 and 1470

Sweetinburgh, S. 2013. Pilgrimage in 'an Age of Plague': Seeking Canterbury's 'hooly blisful martir' in 1420 and 1470. in: Clark, L. and Rawcliffe, C. (ed.) The Fifteenth Century XII: Society in an Age of Plague Woodbridge Boydell. pp. 57-77

'With the consent of the towne, and other skillfull marryners and gentlemen': an examination of textual negotiations in the Elizabethan restoration of Dover Harbour 1582-1605

Bartram, C. and Dixon, M. 2013. 'With the consent of the towne, and other skillfull marryners and gentlemen': an examination of textual negotiations in the Elizabethan restoration of Dover Harbour 1582-1605. in: Sweetinburgh, S. (ed.) Negotiating the Political in Northern European Urban Society, c.1400-1600 Tempe, Arizona, USA Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.

Anglo-Saxon saints and a Norman archbishop: 'imaginative memory' and institutional identity at St Gregory's Priory, Canterbury

Sweetinburgh, S. 2012. Anglo-Saxon saints and a Norman archbishop: 'imaginative memory' and institutional identity at St Gregory's Priory, Canterbury. in: Burton, J. and Stober, K. (ed.) The Regular Canons in the Medieval British Isles Turnhout Brepols. pp. 19-40

The social structure of New Romney as revealed in the 1381 Poll Tax returns

Sweetinburgh, S. 2011. The social structure of New Romney as revealed in the 1381 Poll Tax returns. Archaeologia Cantiana. 131, pp. 1-22.

Caught in the cross-fire: patronage and institutional politics in late twelfth-century Canterbury

Sweetinburgh, S. 2011. Caught in the cross-fire: patronage and institutional politics in late twelfth-century Canterbury. in: Dalton, P., Insley, C. and Wilkinson, L. (ed.) Cathedrals, Communities and Conflict in the Anglo-Norman World Woodbridge Boydell. pp. 187-202

Hythe's butcher-graziers: townsmen in the late medieval English countryside

Sweetinburgh, S. 2011. Hythe's butcher-graziers: townsmen in the late medieval English countryside. in: Dyer, C., Hopper, A., Lord, E. and Tringham, N. (ed.) New Directions in Local History since Hoskins Hatfield University of Hertfordshire Press. pp. 98-113

Kentish hospitals during the late Middle Ages

Sweetinburgh, S. 2010. Kentish hospitals during the late Middle Ages. in: Sweetinburgh, S. (ed.) Later Medieval Kent, 1220-1540 Woodbridge Boydell. pp. 111-136

Kentish towns: urban culture and the parish in later medieval Kent

Sweetinburgh, S. 2010. Kentish towns: urban culture and the parish in later medieval Kent. in: Sweetinburgh, S. (ed.) Later Medieval Kent, 1220-1540 Woodbridge Boydell. pp. 137-165

'My painted chamber' and other rooms: Stephen Hulkes and the history of Calico House, Newnham

Sweetinburgh, S. and Austin, R. 2010. 'My painted chamber' and other rooms: Stephen Hulkes and the history of Calico House, Newnham. Archaeologia Cantiana. 130, pp. 105-145.

Remembering the dead at dinner-time

Sweetinburgh, S. 2010. Remembering the dead at dinner-time. in: Hamling, T. and Richardson, C. (ed.) Everyday Objects: Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture and its Meanings Aldershot Ashgate. pp. 257-266

Overcoming disaster? Farming practices on Christ Church Priory's marshland manors in the early 14th century

Sweetinburgh, S. 2010. Overcoming disaster? Farming practices on Christ Church Priory's marshland manors in the early 14th century. in: Waller, M., Edwards, E. and Barber, L. (ed.) Romney Marsh: Persistence and Change in a Coastal Lowland Sevenoaks Romney Marsh Research Trust. pp. 97-115

Eternal town servants: civic elections and the Stuppeny tombs of New Romney and Lydd

Sweetinburgh, S. 2009. Eternal town servants: civic elections and the Stuppeny tombs of New Romney and Lydd. in: Bruun, M. and Glaser, S. (ed.) Negotiating Heritage: Memories of the Middle Ages Turnhout Brepols. pp. 149-172

The Austin Friars in late medieval Canterbury: negotiating spaces

Sweetinburgh, S. 2008. The Austin Friars in late medieval Canterbury: negotiating spaces. in: Burton, J. and Stober, K. (ed.) Monasteries and Society in the British Isles in the Later Middle Ages Woodbridge Boydell. pp. 197-210

Royal patrons and local benefactors: the experiences of the hospitals of St Mary at Ospringe and Dover in the thirteenth century

Sweetinburgh, S. 2007. Royal patrons and local benefactors: the experiences of the hospitals of St Mary at Ospringe and Dover in the thirteenth century. in: Jamroziak, E. and Burton, J. (ed.) Religious and Laity in Western Europe 1000-1400: Interaction, Negotiation, and Power Turnhout Brepols. pp. 111-129

The poor, hospitals and charity in sixteenth-century Canterbury

Sweetinburgh, S. 2007. The poor, hospitals and charity in sixteenth-century Canterbury. in: Lutton, R. and Salter, E. (ed.) Pieties in Transition: Religious Practices and Experiences c.1400-1640 Aldershot Ashgate. pp. 59-73

Strategies of inheritance among Kentish fishing communities in the later Middle Ages

Sweetinburgh, S. 2006. Strategies of inheritance among Kentish fishing communities in the later Middle Ages. The History of the Family. 11 (2), pp. 93-105. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hisfam.2006.06.003

The Archangel Gabriel's stone and other relics: William Haute's serach for salvation in fifteenth-century Kent

Sweetinburgh, S. 2006. The Archangel Gabriel's stone and other relics: William Haute's serach for salvation in fifteenth-century Kent. Archaeologia Cantiana. 126, pp. 311-330.

Mayor-making and other ceremonies: shared uses of sacred space among the Kentish Cinque Ports

Sweetinburgh, S. 2006. Mayor-making and other ceremonies: shared uses of sacred space among the Kentish Cinque Ports. in: Trio, P. and De Smet, M. (ed.) The Use and Abuse of Sacred Places in Late Medieval Towns Leuvan Leuven University Press. pp. 165-188

Clothing the naked in late medieval Kent

Sweetinburgh, S. 2004. Clothing the naked in late medieval Kent. in: Richardson, C. (ed.) Clothing Culture, 1300-1600 Aldershot Ashgate. pp. 109-121

Wax, stone and iron: Dover's town defences in the later Middle Ages

Sweetinburgh, S. 2004. Wax, stone and iron: Dover's town defences in the later Middle Ages. Archaeologia Cantiana. 124, pp. 183-208.

The role of the hospital in medieval England: gift-giving and the spiritual economy

Sweetinburgh, S. 2004. The role of the hospital in medieval England: gift-giving and the spiritual economy. Dublin Four Courts Press.

Joining the sisters: female inmates in the late medieval hospitals of east Kent

Sweetinburgh, S. 2003. Joining the sisters: female inmates in the late medieval hospitals of east Kent. Archaeologia Cantiana. 123, pp. 17-40.

Supporting the Canterbury hospitals: benefaction and the language of charity in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries

Sweetinburgh, S. 2002. Supporting the Canterbury hospitals: benefaction and the language of charity in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Archaeologia Cantiana. 122, pp. 237-258.
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