History seminars at the IHR

Tudor & Stuart History

Convenors: Simon Healy (History of Parliament) Prof Richard Hoyle (VCH/IHR), Prof Michael Questier (QMUL), Dr. Neil Younger (Open University), Dr. Rivkah Zim (KCL)

For enquiries relating to this seminar please contact Simon Healy: tudorstuart.seminar@gmail.com

Venues: Wolfson Room NB01, Basement, IHR, North Block, Senate House

Time: Monday, 5.15pm

Summer Term 2016
DateSeminar details
25 April Reforming Churchwardens: Political Agency, Lay Governance, and Religious Discipline in the Elizabethan Parish

Lucy Kaufman (Keble College Oxford)


9 May Anglican Church Militant and Catholic Europe, 1605-1620

Noah Millstone (University of Bristol)


16 May A global view of the royal court: redistribution, power, and the question of agency

Jeroen Duindam (Leiden University)

Courts have been seen as meeting points and centres of redistribution. At the same time, they have been understood as instruments of elite control. This talk considers some of these views, examines courts in various contexts, and assesses the shifting roles of kings, queens, and their servants.

Joint session with the Court Studies Society

Venue: Bloomsbury Room G35, Ground floor, Senate House, South block


23 May Better One Tyrant Abroad, Than One in Every Parish: the Brudenell-More Catholics, English Radicalism, and the Demise of the Independent Alliance

Christopher Gillett (Brown University)


6 June And now for something completely different: three papers on aspects of early modern environmental history

 4.00 Weather extremes in early modern England
James Bowen (Liverpool) and Dr Lucy Veale (Nottingham)

4.45 Shrewsbury, famine and extreme weather at the end of the sixteenth century
Richard Hoyle (Still IHR)

followed by a short break

5.30 The impact of flooding in early modern Lincolnshire
John Morgan (IHR)

6.15-6.45 Discussion

Please note: This session starts at 16:00


20 June Sir William Brabazon and the formation of the New English in mid-Tudor Ireland

Gerald Power (Metropolitan University Prague)