1. Andrew Hopper and Philip Major (eds), England’s Fortress: New Perspectives on Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).
  2. Turncoats and Renegadoes: Changing Sides in the English Civil Wars (Oxford: O.U.P., 2012) published in paperback in May 2014
  3. With J. Eales (eds.), The County Community in Seventeenth-Century England and Wales (Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2012)
  4. The Papers of the Hothams, Governors of Hull during the Civil War, 1640-1645 (Camden Society, fifth series, 39, 2011)
  5. The World of John Secker 1716-95 Quaker Mariner (Norfolk Record Society, 75, 2011)
  6. With C. Dyer, E. Lord and N. Tringham (eds.), New Directions in Local History After Hoskins (Hatfield: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2011)
  7. Black Tom’: Sir Thomas Fairfax and the English Revolution (Manchester: M.U.P., 2007)
  8. With R.P. Cust (eds.), Cases in the High Court of Chivalry, 1634-1640 (Publications of the Harleian Society, new series, vol. 18, 2006).


Chapters in Books

  1. With S. Carroll, ‘A Yorkshireman in the Bastille: John Harwood and the Quaker Mission to Paris’, in N. Lewycky and A. Morton (eds.), Getting Along? Religious Identities and Confessional Relations in Early Modern England: Essays in Honour of Professor W.J. Sheils (Farnham: Ashgate, 2012), pp. 185-212
  2. 'The Clubmen of the West Riding of Yorkshire during the First Civil War: "Bradford Club-Law" ', in Stanley D.M. Carpenter (ed.), The English Civil War (Ashgate, 2007)
  3. With R. P. Cust, ‘Duelling and the Court of Chivalry in Early Stuart England’, in S. Carroll (ed.), Cultures of Violence: Interpersonal Violence in Historical Perspective (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007), pp. 156-74
  4. ‘The Civil Wars’, in C. Rawcliffe and R. Wilson (eds.), Norwich since 1550 (London: Hambledon, 2004), pp. 89–116
  5. Chapters 2 and 6 of W.M. Ormrod (ed), The Lord Lieutenants and High Sheriffs of Yorkshire, 1066-2000 ( Barnsley: Wharncliffe Press, 2000)


  1. ‘The Armies’, in M. Braddick (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution (Oxford: O.U.P., 2014).


Journal Articles

  1. ‘The reluctant regicide? Thomas Wayte and the civil wars in Rutland’, Midland History, 39:1 (Spring, 2014), pp. 36-52.
  2. ‘Pamphlets and propaganda: parliament versus the king in the 1640s’, West Midlands History, 1:3 (Winter, 2013), pp. 15-17.
  3. ‘Social Mobility in the English Revolution: The Case of Adam Eyre’, Social History, 38,1 (February 2013), pp. 26-45.
  4. 'The Self-fashioning of Gentry Turncoats in the English Civil Wars', Journal of British Studies, 49, 2, (April, 2010), pp. 236-57.
  5. ‘The Wortley Park Poachers and the Outbreak of the English Civil War’, Northern History, 44, 2 (September, 2007), pp. 94-114.
  6. ‘The Farnley Wood Plot and the Memory of the Civil Wars in Yorkshire’, Historical Journal, 45, 2 (June, 2002), pp. 281–303.
  7. “Fitted for Desperation”: Honour and Treachery in Parliament’s Yorkshire Command, 1642–3’, History, 86, 2 (April, 2001), pp.138–54.
  8. ‘A Directory of Parliamentarian Allegiance in Yorkshire during the British Civil Wars, 1638–60’, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal, 73 (2001), pp. 85–122.
  9. ‘The Clubmen of the West Riding of Yorkshire during the First Civil War: “ Bradford club-law”’, Northern History, 36, 1 (May, 2000), pp. 59–72.
  10. ‘ “The Popish Army of the North”: Anti-Catholicism and Parliamentary Allegiance in Yorkshire, 1642–6’, Recusant History, 25, 1 (May, 2000), pp. 12–28.
  11. ‘ “Tinker” Fox and The Politics of Garrison Warfare in the West Midlands, 1643–50’, Midland History, 24 (1999), pp. 98–113.
  12. The Readiness of the People’: The Formation and Emergence of the Army of the Fairfaxes, 1642–3 (University of York: Borthwick Papers, 92, 1997).


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