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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.


  • Catholic history
  • Reformation
  • gender history
  • Edwin Sandys
  • Recusancy
  • Early Modern History
  • Northern History
  • Elizabethan
  • Tudor
  • religious history of early modern era
  • Catholic women
  • Early modern rebellion
  • Pilgrimage of Grace
  • 1569 Rebellion

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Conveying Engineering & Materials Science
Elizabethan Age Arts & Humanities
Catholicism Arts & Humanities
Yorkshire Arts & Humanities
Communication Engineering & Materials Science
Causes Arts & Humanities
Sermons Arts & Humanities
Apology Arts & Humanities

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Research Output 2001 2018

Defending the Faith: John Jewel and the Elizabethan Church

Ranson, A. (ed.), Gazal, A. (ed.) & Bastow, S. (ed.), Nov 2018, Penn State University Press. 352 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Edwin Sandys and the Reform of English Religion

Bastow, S., 2018, (In preparation) Routledge Taylor & Francis Group.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

‘I think it my duty to exhort you…defend the faith of Christ even until blood and unto death’

Bastow, S., Nov 2018, Defending the Faith: John Jewel and the Church of England. Ranson, A., Gazal, A. & Bastow, S. (eds.). Penn State University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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

Activities 2012 2012

  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...

Reformation Studies Colloquium

Sarah Bastow (Organiser)
4 Sep 20126 Sep 2012

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...