Dan Armstrong

RHS Centenary Fellow, 2021-22

Dan Armstrong is an RHS Centenary Fellow, 2021-22, held jointly with the Institute of Historical Research, University of London. Dan’s 6-month Fellowship runs from October 2021 to March 2022.

As a Centenary Fellow, Dan will complete his PhD on the subject of Anglo-Papal Relations, c.1066-c.1135, at the University of St Andrews. He aims to make the first comprehensive reassessment of the relationship between the kingdom of England and Rome since Z.N. Brooke’s book written 90 years ago.

Dan’s thesis therefore intends to dismantle this anachronistic scaffolding of conflict between church and state, arguing that any Anglo-Papal friction was situational as opposed to structural, with the norm being consensus and compromise.