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I have just completed the first year of the MPhil in Creative Writing and am hoping it will evolve into a PhD.  I'm writing an historical novel, telling the story of Anne Boleyn from the viewpoint of her friend/servant/companion, Kat Champernowne, who later became Governess to Elizabeth I.

 My primary focus is to complete the novel, and alongside it a research project which will look at the developing role of women in the sixteenth century in the theatre, education, medicine and the church, all of which feeds into the novel.