Johanna Dale is a medieval historian working at the intersection of political and cultural history. Her first book was a study of coronation rituals in England, France and Germany. She's currently working on the reception of the cult of the early-medieval saint-king Oswald of Northumbria in England and Germany in the high Middle Ages. She has degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of East Anglia and has worked at the University of Heidelberg, the University of Cambridge and University College London. She lives in Essex and is interested in the history and archaeology of the county, particularly its coast.