I am a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-23) at the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, University of Warwick. At the moment, I am working on a full-time research project that examines the politics of seventeenth-century biblical narrative adaptations in the Dutch Republic and England.

Previously, I was an AHRC-funded postdoctoral researcher for ‘Networking Archives’ at Queen Mary University, London, and the University of Oxford. This is a digital humanities project that performs networking analysis on the Tudor and Stuart State Papers in the National Archives. I completed a Ph.D. at the University of Exeter on Milton, Marvell, and Anglo-Dutch relations.

I have published articles on travelogues, Joost van den Vondel and Milton, Anglo-Dutch demonology, and imagology. My book (just out) with Routledge is entitled Milton, Marvell, and the Dutch Republic.



  • Milton, Marvell, and the Dutch Republic, in the series Renaissance and Early Modern Studies in Worlds of Knowledge (Routledge: 2020).

Edited Collection:

  • With Sjoerd Levelt and Michael D. Rose, eds., Silken Hooks and Silver Lines: Anglo-Dutch Relations in the Early Modern World (Forthcoming, 2021)


  • ‘Milton’s Dutch Satan and Vondel’s English Lucifer’, Renaissance Studies (special issue on transnationalism), (Forthcoming, 2020). 

  • With Alan Moss (Radboud University of Nijmegen), ‘Across the Narrow Sea: A Transnational Approach to Seventeenth-Century English and Dutch Travelogues’, The Seventeenth Century, (online 2018), 35.1 (2020).

  • ‘Creation in Milton’s Paradise Lost and Vondel’s Adam in Ballingschap (1660)’, Milton Quarterly, 51.2 (May 2017): 96-110. 

  • ‘Did Milton Know Dutch?’, Notes and Queries, 63.1 (March, 2016): 53-56.

Book Chapters:

  • With Yann Ryan, ‘The Republic of Letters: A Quantitative Case-Study’, in Silken Hooks and Silver Lines: Anglo-Dutch Relations in the Early Modern World (Forthcoming, 2021)

  • ‘Lisa Jardine: An Explorer in Anglo-Dutch History’, in Anglo-Netherlands Society Centenary Publication 1920-2020 (commissioned by the Anglo-Netherlands Society, 2020)

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