Thursdays at 5pm in The Breakfast Room, Merton College (tea from 4.45). Suggested preparatory reading follows the titles.
Dr Paulina Kewes (Jesus College) ‘“Plesures in Lernyng” and the Politics of Counsel: Queen Elizabeth in Oxford (1566)’
- The History of the University of Oxford: III, ed. J. McConica (1986), 117-50, 397-440; M. Hill Cole, The Portable Queen: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Ceremony (1999); S. Keenan, ‘Spectator and Spectacle: Royal Entertainments at the Universities in the 1560s', in J.E. Archer et al (eds), The Progresses, Pageants, and Entertainments of Queen Elizabeth I (2007), 86-103; John Nichols's The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth I, ed. Elizabeth Goldring et al (OUP, 2014).
Inaugural Lecture of the Regius Professor, Examination Schools.
Dr Paul Seaward (History of Parliament) ‘The View from the Devil’s Mountain: Clarendon, Hobbes, History and the Legal-Clerical Complex of Restoration England’
- Thomas Hobbes, Behemoth, ed. P. Seaward (2010), general introduction; Jeffrey Collins, ‘The Restoration Bishops and the Royal Supremacy’, Church History, 68 (1999); Jacqueline Rose, Godly Kingship in Restoration England: the Politics of the Royal Supremacy 1660-1688 (2011) ch. 2-3
Prof. John Walter (Univ. of Essex) ‘England’s Shibboleth? The Protestation Oath 1641–1642’
- Edward Vallance, Revolutionary England and the National Covenant: State Oaths, Protestantism and the Political Nation, 1553-1682 (2005), ch. 2, pp. 51–61; David Cressy, ‘The Protestation Protested, 1641 and 1642’, Historical Journal, 45 (2002), 251-79
Colin Greenstreet (MarineLives Project) ‘Patterns in the Court: The application of English Admiralty Court records to the study of seventeenth-century Social, Material and Economic History’
- George Steckley, ‘Litigious Mariners: Wage Cases in the Seventeenth-Century Admiralty Court’, Historical Journal, 42 (1999), 315-45; http://annotatehca1370.wikispot.org/ for HCA 13/70 and http://annotatehca1371.wikispot.org/ for HCA 13/71; https://www.academia.edu/ 6551336/Dominique_Ritze_Caecilia_Zirn_Colin_Greenstreet_Kai_Eckert_Simone_Paolo_Ponzetto_Named_Entities_in_Court_The_Marine_Lives_Corpus_May_2014_ ;
Mark Geldof (Merton College) ‘“If thou cut my flesh, I will cut thy flesh again”: Change and Continuity in Elite Violence, 1500-1560’
- Sydney Anglo, ‘How to Kill a Man at Your Ease: Fencing Books and the Duelling Ethic’, in S. Anglo (ed.), Chivalry in the Renaissance (1990), 1–12; Thomas A. Green, ‘Societal Concepts of Criminal Liability for Homicide in Mediaeval England’, Speculum, 47 (1972), 669–94; Shannon McSheffrey, ‘The Slaying of Sir William Pennington: Legal Narrative and the Late Medieval English Archive’, Florilegium, 28 (2011), 169–203.
Ioanna Tsakiropoulou (Lincoln College) ‘Catholic Wives and Daughters of the Aldermen of London, c. 1580-1630: Gender, Politics and Kinship’
A. Walsham, Church Papists: Catholicism, Conformity and Confessional Polemic in early modern England (1999); F. Dolan, Whores of Babylon: Catholicism, Gender and Seventeenth- Century Print Culture (1999); D. Lindley, The Trials of Frances Howard : Fact and Fiction at the Court of James I (1993).
Reviews of recent work