About this Fellow
My research focuses on early modern English history, especially in the period 1560-1700, and ranges widely across social, cultural, religious, political and maritime aspects. I am currently completing a book on sibling relationships in the early modern period. Major publications England's Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660 (OUP 2012). 'The Religious Marketplace: Public Disputations in Civil War and Interregnum England', English Historical Review, 536 (2014) '"Jesus Wept" but did the Englishman? Masculinity and Emotion in Early Modern England', Past and Present, 224 (2014)
- Emeritus Professor of History, University of Warwick
- Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Reader in History, University of Warwick, 1968 - 1994
- Professor of History, University of Warwick, 1994 - 2010
- Professor of History, University of Warwick, University of Warwick, 1994 - 2010
- Professor of History, University of Warwick, University of Warwick, 1994 - 1970
- Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader, University of Warwick, 1968 - 1994
- Emeritus Professor of History, University of Warwick, 2010 - 1970
History of science, 16th-19th centuries.: probability and statistics; scientific observation; objectivity; formal theories of rationality
Religions history, 'Histoire de l'imaginaire', Wars of religion, War & peace during the European Renaissance, astrology, early modern political thought.
The Holy Roman Empire in its European context from the fifteenth century to 1806; the legacy of the Holy Roman Empire in German-speaking central Europe from 1806 to the present
History of moral, political & legal thought 1600-1800, especially natural law & rights; Enlightenment in Germany, Scandinavia & Scotland; scholarly editions of eighteenth century texts.