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School of Business and Management

Dr Ed Legon


Lecturer in Heritage Management

Telephone: 020 7882 5617
Room Number: 4.28a, Bancroft Building, Mile End Campus
Office Hours: Friday, 2pm-4pm


Student drop-in and feedback hours

Friday, 2pm-4pm

Ed is Lecturer in Heritage Management in the School of Business and Management. A historian by training, Ed explores the ways in which societies interact with their pasts, particularly during and after political and religious conflict. Most recently, he has focused on memories of the British civil wars in the divided societies of England, Ireland, and Scotland after the restoration of Charles II in 1660. Ed was previously Research Manager at Historic Royal Palaces, Queen Mary University of London’s collaborative partner on the MA Heritage Management. Ed is currently beginning a project on the politics of production in early modern Britain.


Postgraduate Teaching

  • Heritage: History, Theory and Practice (BUSM162)
  • Leadership Seminar (BUSM167)


Research Interests:

Politics of memory

Memory and the built environment/material culture

History and theory of heritage

Production and politics

Political culture

Early modern Britain and Europe


  • Legon, E., Remembering Revolution: Seditious Memories after the British Civil Wars (Manchester: Manchester University Press, forthcoming 2019)
  • Legon, E., ‘Remembering the “good old cause”’, in Vallance, E. (ed.), Remembering Early Modern Revolutions (London: Routledge, forthcoming 2019)
  • 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