Dr Andrew Hopper
Senior Lecturer in English Local History
- Tel: +44 (0)116 252 3979
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office: Room 21, Marc Fitch House, Salisbury Road
- Office Hours: Semester 1, Monday 12pm-2pm
- Dissertation Office Hour: Semester 1, Tuesday 12pm-1pm
My doctoral research at the University of York during the late 1990s examined the extent of support for Parliament in Yorkshire during the first civil war, under the supervision of Professor James A. Sharpe. In 2000 I was appointed project researcher for the Virtual Norfolk Project at the University of East Anglia. In 2003 I moved to the University of Birmingham to take up an AHRC postdoctoral fellowship working with Professor Richard Cust on conceptions of gentry honour in the High Court of Chivalry during the 1630s. In 2006 I was appointed a ‘new blood’ lecturer in English Local History at the University of Leicester.
Religion, politics and society in seventeenth-century England, in particular the civil wars and interregnum; areas of regional expertise include Yorkshire, East Anglia and the West Midlands.
I teach several modules on religion, politics and local identities in early modern England. I have a special interest in allegiance and the local experiences of the British Civil Wars. My recent podcasts for the Historical Association, which are aimed at sixth-formers and first year undergraduates, can be accessed here.
Most Recent Publications
- ‘Social Mobility in the English Revolution: The Case of Adam Eyre’, Social History, 38,1 (February 2013), pp. 26-45.
- Turncoats and Renegadoes: Changing Sides in the English Civil Wars (Oxford: O.U.P., 2012)
- ‘The Self-fashioning of Gentry Turncoats in the English Civil Wars’, Journal of British Studies, 49, 2, (April, 2010), pp. 236-57
- ‘Black Tom’: Sir Thomas Fairfax and the English Revolution (Manchester: M.U.P., 2007)