Dr David L. Smith
Fellow and Director of Studies in History, Selwyn College
Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of History
I read History at Selwyn College, Cambridge, and then went on to do a PhD under John Morrill's supervision. I became a Research Fellow of Selwyn in 1988, and I was then appointed to my present post as a Teaching Fellow and Director of Studies in History in 1992. My main areas of academic interest lie in early modern British political and constitutional history, especially in the seventeenth century.
British political, constitutional and legal history in the early modern period, especially in the seventeenth century. Current major interests include the history of Parliament, the nature of monarchy and Royalism, and the career of Oliver Cromwell.
My main undergraduate teaching is for Part I, Paper 4 (British political history, 1485-1714). For the MPhil in Early Modern History I teach an optional module on 'Absolutism, Monarchism and State Formation in early modern Britain and Europe'. I also teach regular weekend and summer courses for Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education.
I am currently a Graduate Tutor at Selwyn College.
British political, constitutional, legal and religious history in the early modern period, especially in the seventeenth century.
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