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Professor Ronald Hutton FBA

British history between 1500 and 1700; the history of paganism, shamanism, magic and witchcraft, and of attitudes to those phenomena
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About this Fellow

I was born in India of mixed British and Russian parentage, and mostly brought up in England. I took degrees at Cambridge and then Oxford, and held a fellowship at Magdalen College, Oxford, before moving to Bristol University in 1981. I have remained there ever since. I started my career as a historian of early modern Britain, and remain one, but have branched out to acquire interests in the history of paganism, witchcraft and magic and of attitudes to them. I am presently at work on a study of the witch figure.

Website: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/history/staff/hutton.html

Appointments

Current post

  • Professor of History, University of Bristol

Publications

'Pagan Britain', 2013

'The Witch', 2017

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