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Research interests

Margaret Condon specialises on the reign of Henry VII and has been a researcher on The Cabot Project since July 2009.  Much of her early work precedes the digital age and was published in multi-authored books, or journals such The Ricardian that have only recently been made available in digital format.  A secondary interest is the medieval and early modern Exchequer.  Summaries of this work are in the public domain, but available only in typescript.  Current activity falls under four heads:

  • Bristol's fifteenth-sixteenth century exploration voyages. As a founder member of the Cabot Project, of which Dr. Evan T. Jones is Project Director, she has collaborated in the writing of several articles in the field.  She is currently writing a major book on this subject in collaboration with Dr. Jones.

  • Bristol’s trade in the fifteenth century.  She has transcribed almost all the extant customs accounts for the port of Bristol from 1445 to the end of the fifteenth century. The transcripts include several newly discovered accounts identified by her in the course of research for the Cabot Project.  The accounts are being published as Excel spreadsheets on Bristol University websites, accompanied by introductions co-authored in association with Dr. Jones.  The introductions include political analysis and prosopographical detail as well as the economic overview most often associated with the source.  Digital publication is on-going. It is envisaged that a hard copy edition of all the accounts, co-authored with Dr. Jones, will be produced in due course.

  • Itinerary of Henry VII.  At a very early stage of post-graduate research she compiled an Itinerary of Henry VII, covering the entire reign.  This is currently being substantially revised and checked with a view to publication.

  • Tudor Chamber Books 1485-1521. Between 2017 and 2019 she was a Project Researcher on the Kingship, Court and Society Project, hosted by the University of Winchester.  Research outputs are on-going.  


Selected Publications


  • 'The Death and Burial of Bridget, Daughter of Edward IV: a Revised Chronology', The Ricardian, xxx (2020)
  • 'More than the sum of its parts.  The London Customs Accounts 1400-1510, a major new resource’, The Ricardian, xxix (2019). [Review article]
  • Margaret M. Condon and Evan T. Jones, 'William Weston: early voyager to the New World', Historical Research (Nov. 2018)
  • Evan T. Jones and Margaret M. Condon, Cabot and Bristol's Age of Discovery: the Bristol Discovery Voyages 1480-1508 (Bristol, 2016)
  • ‘God save the King! Piety, propaganda and the perpetual memorial’, Westminster Abbey: The Lady Chapel of Henry VII, ed. Tim Tatton Brown and Richard Mortimer (Woodbridge, 2003)
  • ‘The last will of Henry VII: document and text’, Westminster Abbey: The Lady Chapel of Henry VII, ed. Tim Tatton Brown and Richard Mortimer (Woodbridge, 2003)
  • ‘From caitiff and villain to Pater Patriae: Reynold Bray and the profits of office’, Patronage, Piety, and the Professions in Later Medieval England, ed. M. A. Hicks (Gloucester, 1990)
  • ‘An anachronism with intent? Henry VII’s Council Ordinance of 1491/2’, Kings and Nobles in the Later Middle Ages, ed. R. A. Griffiths and J. Sherborne (Gloucester, 1986)
  • Ruling elites in the reign of Henry VII’, Patronage, Pedigree and Power in Later Medieval England, ed. C. D. Ross (Gloucester, 1979) 


The items below are all co-authored with Dr. Evan T. Jones.  Items in these series published before 2010 are sole-authored by Dr. Jones


External positions

Visiting Fellow (Research), University of Winchester

16 Sep 201915 Sep 2022

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Research Output

  • 11 Other contribution
  • 1 Authored book
  • 1 Article (Academic Journal)

William Weston: early voyager to the New World

Condon, M. & Jones, E., Nov 2018, In : Historical Research. 91, 254, p. 628-646 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    • 6 Participation in conference
    • 1 Public talk, debate, discussion

    The National Archives: Public Programme

    M. M. Condon (Speaker)

    23 Nov 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic talk, debate, discussion

    Hakluyt and the Renaissance Discovery of the World

    M. M. Condon (Participant)

    24 Nov 201625 Nov 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    The Emergence of a Maritime Nation

    M. M. Condon (Participant)

    25 Jul 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference