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Dr Virginia Bainbridge has taught at a range of higher education institutions, including St. Hilda’s College, Oxford and Birkbeck College, London. Throughout her career she has engaged with adult learners and has researched and written history for a general audience.
She published Gilds in the Medieval Countryside: Cambridgeshire c.1350-1550 (1996), and is completing a book 'Prayer and Power: the Birgittine Nuns of Syon Abbey c.1400-1600'. She gained experience of all key sources for British history by working for the Victoria County History and The National Archives Manorial Document Register. She has taught palaeography for over 20 years at all levels, beginners, intermediate and advanced, specialising in Medieval and Early Modern hands.