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Historian and Journalist, Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, Newcastle University
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early modern British history, seventeenth-century English republicanism, utopianism, print, translation, exile
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About Me

I am a historian and journalist with a special interest in the intellectual and cultural history of the English Civil War and its legacy in the British Isles and Europe. I completed my BA, MA and PhD at the University of East Anglia in Norwich working with J.C. Davis and Mark Knights (now Warwick) for my thesis on the republican thinker Henry Neville (1619-1694).

My first monograph, based on my PhD work, was published as Henry Neville and English Republican Culture in the Seventeenth Century: Dreaming of Another Game (Manchester: MUP, 2009). My most recent book looks at The English Republican Exiles in Europe during the Restoration (Cambridge: CUP, 2020). I am currently working on a new project on ‘English Republican Ideas and Translation Networks in Early Modern Germany, c1640-1848’.

Before joining Newcastle University as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow in December 2020, I taught at the UEA, Queen Mary and Goldsmiths (both University of London), Potsdam University and Humboldt University (Berlin) in Germany and, most recently, across the road at Northumbria University, where I was a (Senior) Lecturer from 2011 to 2015.

I have also worked for various German media, including dpa International, the Catholic News Agency KNA, and the Network for Reporting on Eastern Europe n-ost, where I was responsible for the eurotopics press review.

Between April 2015 and November 2020, I worked as an editor for the German Press Agency dpa in Berlin.

Recent Publications

‘Wansleben reads Harrington: Wansleben, the Harrington Manuscript, and English Republicanism’, in: Asaph Ben-Tov, Jan Loop and Martin Mulsow (eds), Ludolf und Wansleben – Orientalistik, Politik und Geschichte zwischen Gotha und Afrika 1650-1700 (Brill: Leiden, forthcoming).

‘Machiavelli, Neville and the seventeenth-century discourse on priestcraft’, Intellectual History Review, 28:1 (2018), pp. 79-99.

‘The English Republican Exiles in Europe’, Philosophical Enquiries. Revue des philosophies Anglophones, 8 (2017), pp. 35-59.

With Cesare Cuttica (eds), Patriarchal Moments(London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016).

‘Citizenship and exile: English republicanism in a transnational context’, Revue Française de Civilisation Britannique(2016), pp. 1-15.

‘Le républicanisme anglais et le mythe de l’anticatholicisme’, in: G. Marche/ N. Caron (eds), La politisation du religieux en modernité(Rennes: Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2015), pp. 1-14.

Les Juges Jugez, se Justifians (1663) and Edmund Ludlow’s protestant network in seventeenth-century Switzerland’, Historical Journal, 57, 2 (2014), pp. 369-396.

With Dirk Wiemann (eds), Perspectives on English Revolutionary Republicanism(Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).

With Dirk Wiemann (eds), European Contexts for English Republicanism(Farnham: Ashgate, 2013).

‘Authors Losing Control: The European Transformations of Henry Neville’s The Isle of Pines(1668),’ Book History, 15 (2012), pp. 1-15.

Henry Neville and English Republican Culture in the Seventeenth Century: Dreaming of Another Game (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009).

Media Coverage
27 November 2020, The English Republican Exiles in Europe during the Restoration, New Books Network,
Country Focus
Great Britain
Expertise by Geography
England, Germany, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
3, 4
Expertise by Topic
Book History, Government, Migration & Immigration, Politics, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion