Helen Young completed a PhD at the English Department of the University of Sydney, Australia, in 2007. She also holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts/ Bachelor of Arts (Hons I), completed in 2002, from the University of Wollongong, Australia. She currently teaches at the University of Western Sydney, and the Australian Catholic University. This is her first book.
2010 0-7734-1293-X Explores how narratives aided in the construction of a national identity in England in the late Middle Ages. Throughout the Middle Ages England was the site of confluent cultures, English, Scandinavian, and Continental, and this work examines how social, cultural and political encounters, particularly in the centuries following the Norman Conquest, influenced constructions of Englishness.