John Moreland--Photograph (c) University of Sheffield.

Profile: John Moreland

Professor John Moreland’s reformation expertise can be summed up as “reforming Bradbourne.” The 500 Reformations team asked John some questions about how this knowledge connects with his research.

Tell us about your Reformation research:

I became interested in the impact of the reformation in the Peak District through its impact on the Anglo-Saxon cross and church at Bradbourne. I have since traced the biography of the cross from its creation in the 8th century, through its destruction (via iconoclastic assault) in the late 16th or early 17th century, to its antiquarian study in the late 18th and 19th centuries.

What question, or questions, are you aiming to answer in your 500 Reformations talk?

I’ll be asking, ‘what did the Reformation ever do for the Peak District?‘.

Is this your main research area?

I normally study an earlier period. This is a tangent that developed through my contacts with Bradbourne.

Find out more:

Read about John’s research interests and publications (University of Sheffield research profile)


Want to hear John speak?

Those in Sheffield and the surrounding area are encouraged to invite John as part of the 500 Reformations scheme. Information about hosting. 

Main image: Photograph (c) the University of Sheffield.