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Professor Stephen Taylor

Professor (Early Modern British History)


Affiliations
Affiliation
Professor (Early Modern British History) in the Department of History
Associate Director and General Editor for Durham University IMEMS Press in the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies

Biography

Stephen Taylor is a specialist in the religious and political history of England in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and his published work has touched on topics as diverse as the identity of Anglicanism, court culture, party politics, the circulation of news and libertinism. He is currently working with Kenneth Fincham (Kent) on two books on religious history in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries: The Restoration of the Church of England 1660-1662 (Boydell Press) and Revolution and the Creation of Anglicanism (Yale University Press). With Kenneth Fincham and Arthur Burns (KCL) he has been, since 1999, one of the Directors of The Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835. In a collaboration between the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Boydell and Brewer Ltd, he has recently established Durham University IMEMS Press, a new imprint specialising in the publication of work in medieval and early modern studies broadly defined.

Research Projects
  • British state prayers, fasts and thanksgivings,1540s to 1940s
  • The Clergy of the Church of England Database 1540-1835 (CCEd)

Research interests

  • Politics and religion in eighteenth-century England
  • Religious conformity in the English revolution
  • The Hanoverian monarchy and court culture, especially Caroline of Ansbach
  • The Church of England and Anglicanism from the 16th to the 19th century
  • The revolution of 1688
  • Newsletters and news culture in the later seventeenth century
  • John, Lord Hervey

Esteem Indicators

  • 2012: Woodward and Bernstein Endowment Fellow, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin:
  • 2011: Visiting Fellow, Peterhouse, Cambridge:
  • 2009: Visiting Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC:
  • 2007: Pforzheimer Fellow, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin:
  • 2007: Visiting Fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC:

Publications

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Scholarly Edition

Supervision students