Dr Jacqueline Rose

Jacqueline Rose is a lecturer in history at the University of St Andrews, where she moved in 2011 after studying at Clare College, Cambridge and holding a temporary lectureship at Newnham College, Cambridge.  She researches and teaches extensively in the political, religious, and intellectual history of early modern Britain.  She has published in The Historical JournalHistorical ResearchEnglish Historical Review, and The Seventeenth Century, and contributed chapters to Grant Tapsell, ed., The Later Stuart Church, 1660-1714(Manchester University Press, 2012) and Neil Keeble, ed., Settling the Peace of the Church: 1662 Revisited(Oxford University Press, 2014); with forthcoming pieces in The Oxford History of AnglicanismThe Oxford History of Dissenting Traditions, and The Blackwell Companion to Locke.  Her first book, Godly Kingship in Restoration England: The Politics of the Royal Supremacy, 1660-1688(Cambridge University Press, 2011) showed how late-seventeenth-century debates about royal power, the treatment of Dissenters, and emerging concepts of toleration were viewed through a Reformation prism where legitimacy depended on godly status; this book was awarded the Royal Historical Society’s Whitfield Prize.  She is now working on ideas of political counsel, to be presented in a monograph, Kingship and Counsel in Early Modern England, and in an edited volume on counsel in medieval and early modern Scotland and England which arises out of the research project she co-convenes on the Politics of Counsel.  Some of the ecclesiastical dimensions of this work were highlighted in her article published in The Historical Journal in 2011.  Jacqueline is also editing John Locke’s early political and religious writings.  In 2013-14 she was Director of theReformation Studies Institute in St Andrews, and is currently Associate Director of the St Andrews Institute of Intellectual History and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.



Godly Kingship in Restoration England: The Politics of the Royal Supremacy, 1660-1688 (Cambridge University Press: Studies in Early Modern British History, 2011; Royal Historical Society’s Whitfield Prize for 2011)


‘John Locke, “matters indifferent”, and the restoration of the Church of England’, Historical Journal, 48 (2005), pp. 601-21


‘Royal ecclesiastical supremacy and the Restoration Church’,Historical Research, 80 (2007), pp. 324-45


‘Robert Brady’s intellectual history and royalist antipopery in Restoration England’, English Historical Review, 122 (2007), pp. 1287-1317


‘Hobbes among the heretics?’ (Review article), Historical Journal, 52 (2009), pp. 493-511


‘The ecclesiastical polity of Samuel Parker’, The Seventeenth Century, 25 (2010), pp. 350-75


‘Kingship and counsel in early modern England’, Historical Journal, 54 (2011), pp. 47-71


‘“By law established”: The Church of England and the royal supremacy’, in Grant Tapsell, ed., The Later Stuart Church, 1660-1714 (Manchester University Press, 2012)


‘John Locke and the state of toleration’ (Review article), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 64 (2013), pp. 112-20


‘Religion and revolution in seventeenth century England’ (Review article), The Seventeenth Century, 29 (2014), pp. 293-302


‘The debate over authority: adiaphora, the civil magistrate, and the settlement of religion’, in Settling the Peace of the Church: 1662 revisited, ed. Neil Keeble (Oxford University Press, 2014)


Forthcoming publications:


‘The contexts for Locke’s political thought’, in A Companion to Locke, ed. Matthew Stuart (Blackwell)


‘Dissent and the state: persecution and toleration’, in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, volume I, Beginnings to the Toleration Act, ed. John Coffey (Oxford University Press)


‘The godly magistrate’, in The History of Anglicanism, volume I, 1530-1662, ed. Anthony Milton (Oxford University Press)