Dr Philippa Woodcock
Centre for History,
tel: 01847 889 621
Available to talk to the media about
- the Renaissance
- Early Modern Art
- Early Modern Political / Military / Diplomatic History
- History of Fashion
- the European Reformation
- French History
- Italian History
In these languagesEnglish, French
I am an interdisciplinary researcher of early modern History, 1450-1750, with particular interests in moments of Franco-Italian interchange.
I hold a First in History from Warwick University, a Masters in Medieval History and and a Masters in Computer Science from York, followed by a PhD in History from London.
My PhD focused on the French occupation of Milan, their first 'colonial' experiment, under Louis XII and Francis I. Entitled 'The forgotten patrons: the governors of French Milan, 1499-1522' it considered the careers of Gian Giacomo Trivulzio and Odet de Foix.
I have worked in UK and French universities, including teaching in Venice for Warwick University, and three years at the Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers in Paris. I also lived in a very rural part of France for 6 years, restoring a very manky old house and coping with a very different way of life!
I have published widely in academic volumes and journals, and have also written general interest books on the history of fashion.
- Huguenots in Edinburgh - the network of Francois Loumeau Dupont and Lady Yester's Kirk
- The ambitions of Odet and Gaston de Foix, Navarre, Paris and Milan
- The Religious Landscape in Le Mans and Schleswig, 1450-1700
Research groups and interests
- Society for the History of War
- French History
- Royal Historical Society
- Society for Early Modern French Studies