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Dr William Hepburn

I studied as an undergraduate and - after a two-year break - postgraduate student at the University of Glasgow. I graduated with my PhD there in 2014. During my PhD I also gained experience of teaching on a range of undergraduate History courses. I began teaching at UHI in 2014, where I teach from Perth College.

My research interests centre on the broad theme of political culture in Scotland and Europe in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. My PhD thesis, entitled ‘The Household of James IV, 1488-1513’, focussed on the subject of the royal court in the reign of one of Scotland’s most-celebrated rulers.  Articles arising from it have expanded on this research and I am currently working on a book based on my thesis. Recently, the focus of my research has been a new project on the early records of Scotland’s towns.