“Everything is but discourse until his Majesty gives his consent”: this statement made by Sir Thomas Roe, an English diplomat in 1636 , may seem a little tongue in cheek but it provides some truth as to how the Privy …
Benjamin Trowbridge has worked at The National Archives for several years and currently works in the Medieval Records Team. His specialist area of expertise and interest is in late medieval records relating to warfare and military personnel, especially for the Hundred Years War period (1337-1453).
Benjamin has written several blogs for The National Archives on archival records relating to subjects such as the campaign and battle of Agincourt and military careers of individual soldiers and has provided training to postgraduates on using archival record sources to research individual soldiers and warfare during the late medieval period. He is currently involved in cataloguing the registers of Privy Council of Charles I.
Benjamin has a BA degree in History and an MA (Res) in Medieval studies from the University of Reading.