Dr Kate Peters

Fellow and Director of Studies in History (Part I), Murray Edwards College
Dr Kate Peters

My 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.

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Murray Edwards College
Cambridge CB3 0DF

Office Phone: 01223 3 31594


Key Publications

Print culture and the early Quakers.  Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Other Publications

  • 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.