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Dr Jennifer Bishop

Dr Jennifer Bishop

College Lecturer

CTA History

25 Fitzwilliam Street


Jennifer took her BA in History at the University of Leeds before moving to Newnham College, Cambridge, where she studied for MPhil and PhD degrees in early modern history. She was awarded a Research Fellowship at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge in 2014, and has recently worked as a teaching fellow at King’s College, London. Jennifer specialises in the social history of early modern England, and is currently working on several forthcoming projects. These include an article on silver-mining and colonialism in 16th century Ireland; and an interdisciplinary volume on Teaching and learning in early modernity.

Subject groups/Research projects

Early Modern History:

Departments and Institutes



Paper 9 (British Economic and Social History, c.1500-1750)

Paper 4 (British Political History 1485-1714)

Key Publications

  • 'Speech and sociability: regulation of language in the London livery companies, c.1550-1650', in Justin Colson and Arie van Steensel (eds.), Cities and solidarities: Urban communities in pre-modern Europe (Routledge, 2017).
  • 'Currency, conversation, and control: Political discourse and the coinage in mid-Tudor England', English Historical Review 131 (2016).
  • 'The clerk's tale: Civic writing in sixteenth-century London', in Liesbeth Corens, Kate Peters, and Alexandra Walsham (eds.), The social history of the archive: Record keeping in early modern Europe, Past and Present Supplement 11 (Oxford, 2016).
  • Utopia and civic politics in mid sixteenth-century London’, The Historical Journal 54 (2011).