Lynne was a mature student who completed her first degree in 1980 and has worked in higher education and research ever since. She is a historian of rural and agrarian England, publishing largely on countryside movements and rural education. Her most recent interests relate to how history from the Tudor period onwards is interpreted and presented in popular film, artistic and literary forms. She has taught in various universities in Northern and South Western England, currently leads online history courses for the University of Exeter, and is an Associate Lecturer in Humanities and Heritage subjects for the Open University.
Lynne lives near Lancaster, where she works with a local history group, but also has a base (and a daughter and grand daughter) in Exeter - so things can get a little hectic at times. What keeps her going is an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning, and she particularly enjoys the challenge of engaging with students in a variety of situations - online, face to face, in village halls... Outside work, she walks her dog and - when she gets the chance - enjoys skiing.
Lynne teaches the following courses:
- 1550-1750 Early Modern Britain: Plagues, Persecutions and Populations
- 1550-1750 Early Modern Britain: Country, Colonies and Culture
- The Stuart Court: History, Politics and Culture (Autumn 2016)
- The Stuart Court: History, Politics and Culture (Spring 2017)
- The Tudors: History, Culture and Religion (Spring 2016)
- The Tudors: History, Culture and Religion (Autumn 2016)
- The Tudors: History, Culture and Religion (Spring 2017)
- Voices of Empire: Representations of History and Heritage (with Tony Eccles)
- The Victorian Countryside
- Dorothy L. Sayers: Her Life and Crimes in Historical Context
- The Changing English Countryside