Mandy Richardson

Senior Lecturer in Late Medieval History

History and Politics

University of Chichester

Landscape History, Gender History, Medieval Forests and Deer Parks, Medieval Queenship, Late Medieval Archaeology, Late Medieval Architecture

I have a background in both history and archaeology and my research interests have focused on landscape history, chiefly that of medieval forests and deer parks, each of which is currently a vibrant topic of historical study. I am also interested in the archaeology and history of gender, and my earliest publications explored the use of space in high-status buildings, with particular attention to what this can reveal about medieval gender ideologies. These interests underpin my teaching, in that I encourage students to use material culture (e.g. the built environment, designed landscapes, art, and other cultural artefacts) as historical ‘evidence’, alongside written sources. Hence my level four module ‘The Material World’ explores various aspects of material culture including Chichesmore...

BA History with Archaeology, University of Winchester, 1998 MA Medieval Culture, University of Southampton, 1999 PhD, University of Southampton, 2003

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  1. Richardson, Amanda (2015) Dama: The Deer that Walked the World. [Video]
  2. Richardson, Amanda (2016) Gender and Space in the Later Middle Ages: past, present, and future routes. In: The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain. Oxford University Press, Oxford. (In Press)
  3. Richardson, Amanda (2018) Leaps and Bounds: deer parks and fallow deer in constructions of English national identity from the 16th to the early 18th century. In: Les forêts Européennes: Gestions, exploitations et représentations (XIe-XIXe siècles). Presses Universitaires de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, pp. 143-156. ISBN 9791030001761
  4. Richardson, Amanda (2016) Gender and Space in English Royal Palaces c.I I 60-c.I547: A Study in Access Analysis and Imagery. In: Medieval Archaeology: critical concepts in archaeology. Routledge, London, pp. 131-165. ISBN 9780415718165
  5. Richardson, Amanda (2018) Gender, Space and Status in the Sixteenth-Century English Deer Park: with reference to the Framlingham Park Game Roll (1515-19) and George Penruddock's Ranger's Book (1572-5). In: Building on the Past: Essays in honour of Tom Beaumont James. BAR (British Archaeological Reports) / Hadrian Books. (In Press)
  6. Richardson, Amanda (2014) Pale Reflections? Deer parks in contemporary writings from the 16th to the later 19th century. In: A Fresh Approach: essays presented to Colin Platt in celebration of his eightieth birthday, 11 November 2014. Trouser Press Publishing, Surrey, pp. 169-180.
  7. Richardson, Amanda (2018) Gender and Space in the Later Middle Ages: past, present, and future routes. In: The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 805-815. ISBN 9780198744719
  8. Richardson, Amanda (2018) Castles and Palaces. Routledge Medieval Encyclopedia Online. (In Press)