Thanks for visiting my website! I'm a historian specialising in Renaissance and early modern Europe and work at the University of Sheffield, UK, where I'm Lecturer in Public History.

My book Our Man in Rome, about Henry VIII’s last ambassador to the papal court, Gregorio Casali, tells the inside story of Henry's divorce from Catherine of Aragon from the ambassador's point of view. It came out in paperback on 7 February 2013 retitled The Divorce of Henry VIII... go to the Our Man in Rome page to read more - NOW UPDATED with a full round-up of blog reviews.

My new book project centres on the bloody rise to power of papal nephew Alessandro de' Medici: you can read all about it as the project progresses over on the Project Alex blog.

You can follow me on Twitter @cath_fletcher and read my blog posts at History Matters.

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For more information about my academic research project Our Men in Rome: Ambassadors and Agents at the Papal Court, 1450-1530 click here.