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

Autumn Term 2014
DateSeminar details
6 October Roundtable discussion on the work of Kevin Sharpe

with papers by Ken Fincham (Kent), Mark Knights (Warwick) and Peter Lake (Vanderbilt) and Andrew Hadfield

Please note:  this session begins at 15:00.  It will be followed by a drinks reception at Yale University Press, at 47 Bedford Square

20 October Did Henry VIII write 'Greensleeves'? Music at the early Tudor court

Frances Palmer (Royal Academy of Music)


'Words of high intention': Nicholas Hilliard and the art of the imprese
Julia Webb (National Portrait Gallery)

3 November England's Shibboleth? The Protestation Oath, 1641 and 1642

John Walter (Essex)

17 November The Parker Society and church history

Lori Anne Ferrell (Claremont Graduate University)

1 December Social change and the malleability of portraiture in post-Reformation England

Bob Tittler (Concordia)

15 December Robin Hood in the sixteenth century: one outlaw or several?

Richard Hoyle (VCH/IHR)

Spring Term 2015
DateSeminar details
12 January Revolutionary puritanism in Anglo-American perspective

Nicholas Tyacke (UCL)

26 January 'In the time of her adversity': English bishops' wives, 1549-1559

Rachel Basch (RHUL)


Catholic wives and daughters of the aldermen of London, c. 1580-1630
Ioanna Tsakiropoulou (Lincoln College, Oxford)

9 February Roundtable discussion: Political discourse, state theory and 'English' culture in early modern Ireland

Discussants: Mark Empey (NUI Maynooth), David Heffernan (UC Cork) and Mark Hutchinson (Goettingen)

Commentator: Andrew Hadfield (Sussex and All Souls', Oxford)

NB Papers by the discussants will be pre-circulated via the seminar mailing list

23 February Catholics in Herefordshire, 1605: the Whitsun Riots

Wendy Brogden (Birmingham)


Under duress? Catholics and sequestration in the 1640s
Eilish Gregory (UCL)

9 March England and the Thirty Years' War: the English military diaspora and the early Stuart state

Adam Marks (independent scholar)

23 March The trouble with gypsies in early modern England

David Cressy (Ohio State)