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Dr Ceri Law

Ceri

Lecturer in Early Modern British history

Email: c.law@qmul.ac.uk
Room Number: ArtsTwo 2.30

Research

Research Interests:

My research focuses on the implementation and reception of the English reformation.  I am particularly interested in how people experienced the religious upheavals of this period, and how far this aligned with ‘official’ reformations.

I am currently completing my first book.  This work (to be published as part of the Royal Historical Society’s Studies in History (link is external) series) examines the implementation and process of religious change in the University of Cambridge between 1535 and 1584.  I am also planning a new project, which will examine memories of Marian Catholicism in Elizabethan England, and particularly writings about those perceived to have ‘collaborated’ with the previous regime.

  • The political and religious history of Tudor England
  • Early modern religious identity
  • Processes of religious change and ‘lived experience’ of Tudor reformation
  • Interactions between ‘official’, political reformation and English religious experience
  • Continuing Catholicism in the later sixteenth century, and the impact of this on English Protestantism

Publications

  • Religious change in the University of Cambridge, c. 1535-1584 (Forthcoming as part of the Royal Historical Society’s Studies in History (link is external) series)
  • ‘The 1557 visitation of the University of Cambridge’, in Elizabeth Evenden and Vivienne Westbrook (eds.), Catholic renewal and Protestant resistance in Marian England (forthcoming, Ashgate publishing)
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