Katy Cubitt’s research focuses on the religious culture of early medieval Europe, particularly on the history of the Anglo-Saxon church and the history of church councils. She has published on bishops and clergy, saints’ cults and papal and Anglo-Saxon church councils, and has a particular interest in the history of the early medieval papacy and of the Mediterranean world in the seventh century. Interdisciplinarity lies at the heart of her research, bringing together liturgy, literature and history, for example in the history of penitential ritual. Recent interests include the political role of penance in the reign of Æthelred the Unready and apocalypticism in the writings of Ælfric and Wulfstan
She is currently finishing a monograph on penance in Anglo-Saxon England from 900-1066, entitled Sin and Society in Tenth- and Eleventh-Century.
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