Fellow and Director of Studies in History (Part I), Murray Edwards College
Cambridge CB3 0DF
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Research InterestsMy research focuses on the political, cultural and religious history of early modern Britain, particularly the period 1640-1660. My work to date has examined the culture of print in the English revolution, with particular reference to the early Quaker movement. I am currently working on a project, provisionally entitled Recording Revolution, which examines the circumstances under which contemporaries kept, or did not keep, records during the English revolutionary period, as a measure of political participation and allegiance.
TeachingPart I of the Tripos: Paper 9 and Paper 4
Key PublicationsPrint culture and the early Quakers. Cambridge University Press, 2005.
- Quaker writing in the English Revolution’ in Laura Knoppers (ed), Oxford Handbook of Literature and the English Revolution Oxford University Press. Forthcoming, 2010.
- Ian Green and Kate Peters, ‘Religious publishing in England 1640-1695’ in The Cambridge History of the Book in Britain Vol. IV 1557-1695, eds. John Barnard and D. F. McKenzie with the assistance of Maureen Bell. Cambridge University Press, 2002, pp. 67-93.
- ‘”The Quakers quaking”: print and the spread of a movement’, in Susan Wabuda and Caroline Litzenberger (eds.), Belief and practice in sixteenth-century England: a tribute to Patrick Collinson from his students. Ashgate Publishing, Aldershot, 1998, pp. 250-267.
- ‘”Women’s speaking justified”: women and discipline in the early Quaker movement, 1652-1656’, in Robert Swanson (ed.), Gender and Christian Religion. Studies in Church History vol. 34. Ecclesiastical History Society, The Boydell Press, Woodbridge, 1998, pp. 205-234.
- ‘Quaker pamphleteering and the growth of the Quaker movement in East Anglia, 1652-1656’, in David Chadd (ed.), Proceedings of the Third Symposium on the History of Religious Dissent in East Anglia. University of East Anglia, Norwich, 1996, pp. 141-165.
- ‘Patterns of Quaker authorship, 1652-1656’, in Thomas N. Corns and David Loewenstein (eds.), The emergence of Quaker writing: dissenting literature in seventeenth-century England. Frank Cass, London, 1994, pp. 6-24.