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Professor Keith Wrightson FBA

About this Fellow


Current post

  • Professor of History, Yale University

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer in Modern History, University of St Andrews, 1975 - 1984
  • Lecturer, Reader, Professor of Social History, University of Cambridge, 1984 - 1999
  • Professor of History, Yale University, 1999
  • Professor of History, Yale University, Other Foreign Institutions, 1999


Poverty and piety in an English village: Terling, 1525-1700 1979

English society 1580-1680 1982

Earthly necessities. Economic lives in early modern Britain 2000

Other Early Modern History to 1850 Fellows

Professor Richard McCabe

Early modern literature in its historical and intellectual contexts, especially poetry and drama; Edmund Spenser's engagement with Gaelic Ireland, the dynamics of Tudor and Jacobean patronage, the aesthetics of Renaissance tragedy.

Mr Robin Briggs

The social, religious and political history of early modern Europe, especially France; the French Catholic Church and the history of witchcraft

Professor Brian Cummings

Renaissance humanism and European literature 1450-1700; the history of religion in relation to the history of the book; literary theory and the history of philosophy

Professor Robert Frost

The history of the Polish-Lithuanian union, 1386-1815, with subsidiary interests in the history of Scandinavia, in particular the history of Sweden; the Holy Roman Empire; the history of warfare