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Christopher Whittell

Christopher Whittell

Christopher Whittell is available for consultancy.


Biography:

I am a second year PhD  student at Queens' College and the Faculty of History, University of Cambridge.  My PhD topic is entitled "Coinage Crimes and Society during the period of the British Republic, 1649-1660", and is supervised by Professor Craig Muldrew.

 

Research Interests

PhD Research: 

My PhD thesis, the title of which is  "Coinage Crimes and Society during the period of the British Republic, 1649-1660", researches the criminal manipulation of the coinage, including counterfeiting, clipping and the unauthorised transporting of it abroad, in the British Isles, during the period of the British Republic (1649-1660).

 

Other Research Interests:

My research interests are in early modern economic and social history, especially the monetary history of the period, something which underwent huge change and development at that time. I am particularly interested in coinage, trade tokens, the manipulation of money, the legal tradition of money, crimes committed against money and the development of credit.

 

Selected Conference and Seminar Papers:

“The crisis of the monetary system in Cromwellian Ireland”, Economic and Social History Graduate Workshop, Economic and Social History Graduate Seminar, Nuffield College, University of Oxford, 27thNovember 2019.

 “An adulterate coin? The coinage of the British republic (1649-1660) within the tradition of English common law”, Legal and Social History Graduate Workshop, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge 22October 2019.

 “The crisis of bullion supplies in England during the English Revolution, 1642-1660.” Social History Society Annual Conference, University of Lincoln, 11th June 2019.

 “The Hartlib Circle debates on the proposals for a decimal coinage and the nature of money during the British Interregnum (1649-1660).” Political Thought and Intellectual History Graduate Workshop, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, 28thMay 2019.

 “The coin collection of the Stuart monarchs and the reinvention in the portrayal of the British monarchy on its coinage during the Restoration.” Graduate Research Day Conference, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, 25th April 2019.

 “The crisis of the monetary system in Cromwellian Ireland”, Economic and Social History Graduate Workshop, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, 4thFebruary 2019.

 “The Royal Collection of Roman coins and the reinvention in the portrayal of the British monarchy on its coinage, during the Restoration and long eighteenth century.” Monarchy and Modernity since 1500-1945 Conference, University of Cambridge, 8-9th January 2019

 ‘"The limb of anarchy": 17th century trade tokens and their manufacturers’, Graduate Research Day Conference, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, 23rd April 2018.

 17th century trade tokens and issuers: challenge to old order of the English monetary system”, Economic and Social History Graduate Workshop, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, 12th February 2018. 

“17th century trade tokens and issuers: challenge to old order of the English monetary system”, Early Modern History Graduate Workshop, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 9th November 2017.

 “17th century trade tokens and issuers: challenge to old order of the English monetary system”, Tradition and Transformation: Cambridge AHRC conference University of Cambridge, 18-20th September 2017.

“Coining it. Coining, clipping and the abuse of the coinage, its practice and prosecution in mid seventeenth century England”, NOTAF First Year Presentation Days, The Faculty of History, University of Cambridge, 22nd February 2017.