About this Fellow
History of eighteenth century Europe, particularly France
- Professor Emeritus of History and Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol
- Professor of Modern History, University of Nottingham, 1981 - 1985
- Professor of History, University of Bristol, University of Bristol, 1986 - 2008
- Lecturer, Senior Lecturer in History, University of York, 1967 - 1981
- Professor Emeritus of History and Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol, University of Bristol, 2008 - 1970
Late 18th and 19th century British history; political and cultural developments, theology and religious belief, social and economic thought.
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.
The social, religious and political history of early modern Europe, especially France; the French Catholic Church and the history of witchcraft
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