I am a professor in Early Modern History at the University of Southampton, where I have worked since 2008. Prior to this I was a member of the Textile Conservation Centre, Winchester School of Art, 1999-2009. My main research interests focus on textiles and clothing in the 16th and 17th centuries but they stretch beyond these boundaries into the late medieval and the 18th century. Having started working on the court of Henry VIII, my interests have extended outwards.


Selected articles

‘Dressing Charles II: The King’s Clothing Choices, 1660-1685’, Appearances, 6, (2015) https://journals.openedition.org/apparences/1320

‘In The Eye of the Beholder: ‘Seeing’ Textiles in the Early Modern Interior’, Textile History, 47.1, (2016), pp.  27-42. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00404969.2016.1144701

‘We should dress us fairly for out End’: The Significance of the Clothing Worn at Elite Executions in England in the Long Sixteenth-Century’, History, 101, (2016), pp. 220-45. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/1468-229X.12229

Book chapters

‘Outlandish superfluities: Luxury and Clothing in Scottish and English Sumptuary Law, 1337-1701’, in Giorgio Riello and Ulinka Rublack eds., The Right to Dress, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2019)


Maria Hayward, The 1542 Inventory of Whitehall: The Palace and its Keeper, 2 volumes, (London: Illuminata for The Society of Antiquaries, 2004)

Maria Hayward, Dress at the Court of King Henry VIII, (Leeds: Maney, 2007)

Maria Hayward, Rich Apparel: Clothing and the Law in Henry VIII’s England, (Farnham: Ashgate 2009)

Ulinka Rublack and Maria Hayward, The First Book of Fashion: The Books of Clothes of Matthaus and Veit Konrad Schwarz of Augsburg, (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015)

Edited volumes

Frances Lenard and Maria Hayward eds., Tapestry Conservation: Principles and Practice, (Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann for Elsevier, 2006)

Maria Hayward and Elizabeth Kramer eds., Textiles and Text: Re-Establishing the Links between Archival and Object-based Research, post-prints of the Third AHRC Research Centre for Textile Conservation and Textile Studies Conference, 2006, (London: Archetype, 2007)

Maria Hayward ed., The Great Wardrobe Accounts of Henry VII and Henry VIII, (Woodbridge: London Record Society/The Boydell Press, 2012)

Maria Hayward and Philip Ward eds., The Inventory of King Henry VIII: Volume 2: Textiles and Dress, (Harvey Miller for The Society of Antiquaries of London, 2012)

Gale Owen-Crocker, Elizabeth Coatsworth and Maria Hayward eds., The Encyclopedia of Textiles and Dress in the British Isles, 450-1450, (Leiden: Brill, 2012)

Maria Hayward and Philip Ward eds., The Inventory of King Henry VIII: Volume 3: Arms and Armour, (Harvey Miller for The Society of Antiquaries of London, forthcoming)


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