Joanna Laynesmith

Dr Joanna Laynesmith FRHistS is a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Reading. Her first book, The Last Medieval Queens, was a joint winner of the Longman-History Today Book of the Year and her more recent biography, Cecily Duchess of York, won the Royal Studies Book Prize. She has taught medieval history at the Universities of York, Oxford and Huddersfield and is currently researching the politics of royal adultery in medieval Britain.