My year spent at Lancaster University completing my Masters in History has been immensely rewarding. I have been able to focus my research on a topic of great interest to me, namely that of medieval European royal divorce, in my dissertation with the help and support of my supervisor. Outside of this research, I have learnt medieval Latin as a module for my course, which will be of great use to me in further research projects.
Furthermore, I completed two work placements, in a primary school and in a heritage organisation, which have given me an insight into two potential career paths.
I am now taking a year off while I consider my options for PhD study. The support of the James Pantyfedwen Foundation has been invaluable in funding my masters study and allowing me to further my academic potential."