Areas of expertise
I have written extensively on French and European history from the seventeenth to the mid-nineteenth century. Special areas include nobles, the sale of offices, religion and the Enlightenment.
Languages (other than English)
Consultant to various television programmes on revolutionary and pre-revolutionary France. Appeared in programmes on Marie-Antoinette and the OU Introduction to History programmes. Have spoken on the radio on themes in the same area. Regular lecturer at sixth-form conferences.