Emily Rose

Emily Rose


Regions: Atlantic World, Britain, Europe
Time Periods: 14th Century, 15th Century, 16th Century, 17th Century
Themes: British Literature, Colonialism, Cultural History, Economic History, History of the Book, History of Religion, Jewish History, Political History


E. M. Rose is a scholar of Medieval and Early Modern Europe, whose work has been hailed as “a model of thoroughgoing historical scholarship presented to a general audience and should be studied by scholars who wish to bring the humanities to the public square."

Rose’s current project is a study of early English investment in the Americas under King James I (1603-1625) including the Bermuda Company, the Virginia Company and the Plymouth Company. She is also working on a study of the legacy of medieval Anglo-Jewish history in early Modern England.

Her work has appeared in Cartographic Journal, Parliamentary History, Huntington Library Quarterly, Speculum, De Gulden Passer:Journal for Book History and Virginia Magazine of History.

Rose’s first book, The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe, published by Oxford University Press, was named one of the “Ten Best History Books of the Year” (2015) by the Sunday Times of London and described by the Wall Street Journal as “a landmark of historical research.” It received the Ralph Waldo Emerson prize of the Phi Beta Kappa society (2016) and the Albert C. Outler award in Church History (2017).

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