Dr Gabriel Glickman

Lecturer in Early Modern British History

I studied as an undergraduate and postgraduate at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and taught subsequently at Hertford College, Oxford and the University of Warwick. I joined the faculty in 2015.

My research concentrates on politics and religion in Britain and its overseas dominions c. 1660-1750. My first book, The English Catholic Community 1688-1745: Politics, Culture and Ideology, was published in 2009, and I have continuing interests in the histories of British and Irish recusancy.  I have since published a succession of articles on the ideological questions created by later Stuart foreign policy. My next book will look at how domestic political and religious divisions in Restoration England were affected by the development of an empire outside Europe.

I lecture for paper 4 and supervise for papers 4 and 9. I also teach a third-year specified subject: Overseas expansion and British identities, 1585-1714. I contribute to the teaching of the MPhil in Early Modern British History.



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Fitzwilliam College,
Storey’s Way
Cambridge CB3 0DG

Office Phone: 01223 332048


Key Publications

Making the Imperial Nation: Colonization, Politics and English Identity 1660-1700 (Yale University Press, 2022)

The English Catholic Community 1688-1745: Politics, Culture and Ideology (Boydell and Brewer, 2009; paperback 2013).

‘The politics of Protestant missions in the English overseas territories 1660-1700’, Journal of Early Modern History, forthcoming.

‘Empire, Popery and the fall of English Tangier 1662-1684’.Journal of Modern History, 87 (2015).

‘Protestantism, colonization and the New England Company in Restoration politics’, Historical Journal, 59 (2016).

 ‘Christian Reunion, the Anglo-French alliance and the English Catholic imagination 1660-1673’, English Historical Review, 128 (2013).

‘Catholic interests and the politics of English overseas expansion’, Journal of British Studies, 55 (2016).

‘Gothic History and Catholic Enlightenment in the works of Charles Dodd (1678-1743)’, Historical Journal, 54 (2011).

‘Parliament, the Tories and Frederick, Prince of Wales’, Parliamentary History, 30 (2011).

‘Andrew Michael Ramsay, the Jacobite court and the English Catholic Enlightenment’, Eighteenth-Century Thought, 3 (2007).

‘The Career of Sir John Hynde Cotton, 1688-1752’, Historical Journal, 46 (2003).

‘Early Modern England: Persecution, martyrdom - and toleration?’, Historical Journal, 51 (2008).

Other Publications

‘A British Catholic community? Ethnicity, identity and recusant politics 1660-1750’, in James Kelly and Susan Royal eds., Early Modern English Catholicism: Memory, Identity and Counter-Reformation, c.1570-1800 (2017).

‘Jacobitism and the Hanoverian monarchy’, in Michael Schaich, ed., Dynastic Politics, Monarchical Representation and the Union between Britain and Hanover (2015).

‘Andrew Michael Ramsay: Catholic freethinking and Enlightened mysticism’, in Ulrich Lehner and Jeffrey Burson, eds., Enlightenment and Catholicism in Europe (2014).

‘Political conflict and the memory of the Revolution 1689-c.1750’, in Tim Harris and Stephen Taylor, eds., The Final Crisis of the Stuart Monarchy: The Revolutions of 1688-91 in their British, Atlantic and European Contexts (2013).

‘The Church and the Catholic Recusants’, in Grant Tapsell, ed., The Later Stuart Church (2012).

‘Cultures and Coteries in eighteenth-century Toryism: Johnson in Oxford and London’, in Howard Erskine-Hill and Jonathan Clark, eds., The Politics of Samuel Johnson (2012).

‘Conflicting visions: foreign affairs and domestic debate in Restoration England’, in Brendan Simms and William Mulligan, eds., The Primacy of Foreign Policy in British History 1660-1914 (2010).