My research examines the Chapel Royal under the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I/V. With particular focus on royal ritual, liturgy, architecture, music, and sermons, these components will be examined to stress the importance of the Chapel Royal in the articulation of spiritual and temporal authority over court, church, and nation. I am also interested in the broader interplay of theology, authority, and court ritual in Tudor and Stuart England.
I completed a BA in History at the University of York in 2020, and an MSt in Early Modern History at Jesus College, Oxford, in 2021.
My research is generously funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Merton College, Oxford.
Supervisor: Dr Alexandra Gajda
Oscar Patton, 'A Welshman [...] in Rome': an incomplete life of Richard Morris, Gentleman of the Chapel Royal', Venerable English College Archives, (September 2021), https://www.vecarchives.org/blog/2021/richardmorris.
H. O. D. Patton, review of Music And Instruments Of The Elizabethan Age: The Eglantine Table, edited By Michael Fleming And Christopher Page, History, 2021, https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1468-229X.13239
Prizes and awards
Best dissertation in cohort prize (Early Modern strand, MSt History, Oxford), 2021