SUSAN BRIGDEN, FBA, B.A. (Manc), Ph.D. (Cantab.), M.A. (Oxon.), FRHS was Paul Langford Fellow in History. In 1980 she was elected Darby Fellow in History – the first woman Fellow of Lincoln -- and in 1984 was appointed CUF Lecturer in the University. She teaches early modern English, Irish and European history and her principal interest lies in the Renaissance and Reformation in England. Her first book was London and the Reformation (Oxford, 1989). In 2000 she published New Worlds, Lost Worlds, the 16th century volume in the Penguin History of Britain. Her most recent book Thomas Wyatt: the Heart's Forest (Faber and Faber, 2012) is a study of Thomas Wyatt, a great poet, a glittering courtier at the court of Henry VIII, and resident ambassador with Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor. She continue to study diplomacy at the Reformation, and literary coteries at Henry's court and in London.