Kirsten Claiden-Yardley

Kirsten’s role is to provide a historical context to the Howard tombs through her doctoral thesis ‘Noble identity and commemoration in England, 1485-1572: the Howard family in context’.

She developed her interest in Tudor history during her BA in History and MSc in English Local History.



  • What about the women?

    International Women’s Day has been marked on my social networks by, amongst other things, posts about strong-willed women from history. […]

  • Richard III and the Howards

    The past month has been one of deadlines and, as a result, I have been in a bubble oblivious to […]

  • Monumental Quirks 2 – Lowick

    Before I get onto quirks, I want to address the fact that St Peter’s Church, Lowick is one of the […]

  • Monumental Quirks – Healaugh

    This is going to be the first in a series of posts looking at my favourite hidden gems and quirks […]

  • So what do you do?

    “So what exactly do you do?” It is a question that I have become accustomed to over the last two […]

  • Maximising church visits

    As part of my DPhil research I have been visiting churches around England in order to see surviving noble tombs […]

  • Visit to Sheffield Cathedral

    I spend a lot of time reading books. Or in an archive looking at documents. Or at home looking at […]