I'm Professor of Medieval English Literature and Culture at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. I have written widely on travel and geographical literature in the Middle Ages, and my books include Medieval English Travel: A Critical Anthology, ed. with Anthony Bale (Oxford UP, 2019); 'Our Seas of Islands: New Approaches to British Insularity in the Late Middle Ages', a special issue of Postmedieval [7:4 (2016)], ed. with Matthew Boyd Goldie; The Sea and Medieval English Literature (D.S. Brewer, 2008); and, as editor, The Sea and Englishness in the Middle Ages (D.S. Brewer, 2011).
At present, I'm completing the first two volumes of the Oxford edition of Richard Hakluyt’s Principal Navigations (in press), the main work written to justify the English colonisation of Virginia. My volumes will include 70 of the medieval narratives and documents printed by Hakluyt, among them the voyages to Mongolia of William of Rubruck and John of Plano Carpini. 
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