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School of Business and Management

Dr Ed Legon


Lecturer in Heritage Management; Programme Director for MA Heritage Management

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 5617
Room Number: 4.28a, Francis Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus
Office Hours: Monday 3.00pm - 5.00pm




Ed's research interests have been predominantly historical, focusing on social memory practices (including heritage) in early modern Britain and maintaining a concern with political cultures and power relations.

His current research project aims for a history of the political activities of textile workers in seventeenth-century England. This research reflects a developing interest in the politics of production and how new histories of capitalism can prove fruitful to historians of England before the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Ed's historical research feeds into his engagement with contemporary heritage management practices in his ancestral home of East London and beyond. He was previously Research Manager at Historic Royal Palaces, QMUL’s collaborative partner on the MA Heritage Management.



  • BUSM162: Heritage: History, Theory and Practice
  • BUSM167: Leadership Seminar
  • BUSM168: Dissertation in Heritage Management


Research Interests:

  • Histories of capitalism, production, and work
  • Histories of heritage and memory
  • Heritage studies
  • Political culture and power relations
  • Early modern Britain and Europe

Centre and Group Membership:



  • Legon, E., ‘Sadler Saddled: Reconciliation and Recrimination in a Restoration Parish’, English Historical Review (expected early 2021) 
  • Legon, E., ‘“If ever the Devil is abroad, he is abroad now”: Loyalty, Disloyalty, and the Coronation of 1661’, in M. Ward (ed.), Loyalty and Disloyalty in Medieval and Early Modern England (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020) 
  • Legon, E., Co-editor, ‘Ruling Sexualities: Sexuality, Gender, and the Crown’ special edition, Royal Studies Journal 6:2 (2019) 
  • Legon, E., Review article, ‘Radical Possibilities: Gary S. De Krey’s Following the Levellers’, Parliamentary History, 38:3 (2019), 431-435 
  • Legon, E., Remembering Revolution: Seditious Memories after the British Civil Wars (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2019) 
  • Legon, E., ‘Remembering the “good old cause”’, in E. Vallance (ed.), Remembering Early Modern Revolutions (London: Routledge, 2018) 
  • Legon, E., ‘Bound up with meaning: the politics and memory of ribbon wearing in Restoration England and Scotland’, Journal of British Studies, 56:1 (Jan., 2017), pp. 27-50