Personal profile


Dr Sarah Bastow is the subject area leader for History. Sarah teaches on a range of history courses, but is a specialist in medieval and early modern history. Sarah's research interests are in the field of the religious history of England and Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and this is reflected in her teaching interests.

She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and the Royal Historical Society and has a PGCE in post compulsory education.

She teaches on various modules at all undergraduate levels and supervises post graduate students. Sarah is one of a team of staff who teaches on the first year module  ‘Britons Aboard’, which covers 1500-2000. This module focuses on examining how the people of the British Isles have interacted with other nations. She leads the year two module ‘Reformation and Revolution’.  This covers the social and political history of Tudor and Stuart England. This makes extensive use of primary source materials. Her third year special subject module allows students to make an in-depth study of the reign of Elizabeth I.

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

Elizabethan Age Arts & Humanities
Causes Arts & Humanities
Sermons Arts & Humanities
Apology Arts & Humanities
Wives Arts & Humanities
Names Arts & Humanities
Salvation Arts & Humanities
Protestantism Arts & Humanities

Research Output 2012 2017

The Piety of Thomas Meynell: 'no thinge was spared how holy soever it was'

Bastow, S. 2017 In : Reading Medieval Studies. XLIII, p. 29-54 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Sin and Salvation in the sermons of Edwin Sandys: ‘Be this sin against the Lord far from me, that I should cease to pray for you’

Bastow, S. 2015 Sin and Salvation in Reformation England. Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Open Access
2 Citations
Elizabethan Age
Catholic Priests
1 Citations

A manner of apology: Sir Robert Stapleton and archbishop Edwin Sandys in an Elizabethan cause célèbre

Bastow, S. L. Nov 2012 In : Textile History. 43, 2, p. 147-160 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Elizabethan Age
1 Citations

An Abortive Attempt to Defend an Episcopal Reputation: The Case of Archbishop Edwin Sandys and the Innkeeper's Wife

Bastow, S. Jul 2012 In : History. 97, 327, p. 380-401 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sexual Behavior
Reformed Church