- First Name
- Dr Kirsteen M
- Last Name
- United Kingdom
- Professional Historian
- Website URL
- Early Modern British and Irish History 1603-1746. The Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1638-1660, Jacobites, Oliver Cromwell, Commonwealth and Protectorate 1649-1660.
- Media Contact
- Additional Contact Information
- You can contact me via my personal webpage or message me via Twitter. My twitter handle is @KirsteenMM
- About Me
Dr Kirsteen M MacKenzie is an academic historian who specialises in early modern British and Irish history from 1603-1788. Her areas of expertise are the Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1638-1660 and the Jacobites 1688-1788.
Dr MacKenzie has published many articles on British and Irish politics, religion and diplomacy in the mid-seventeenth century. Her first major book entitled ‘The Solemn League and Covenant and the Cromwellian Union 1643-1663’ was published in 2017.
Dr MacKenzie also has a keen interest in French history particularly during the reign of Louis XIV.
Currently she is continuing to expand her horizons as a historian and is working on obtaining qualifications in French, Latin, Spanish and Scottish Gaelic.
Dr MacKenzie was has worked at the Universities of Dundee and Aberdeen. Most recently she was a Lecturer in History at the University of Aberdeen between 2014-2017.
- Recent Publications
Kirsteen M MacKenzie, The Solemn League and Covenant and the Cromwellian Union 1643-1663 (London, 2017)
Kirsteen M MacKenzie, A contested space: demonstrative action and the politics of transitional authority in Glasgow 1650-1653. in L Dean, K Buchannan & M Penman (eds), Medieval and Early Modern Representations of Authority in Scotland, England and Ireland.. Routledge Taylor & Francis Group (London, 2016).
Kirsteen M MacKenzie, ‘Oliver Cromwell and the Solemn League and Covenant of the Three Kingdoms’ in P. Little ed., ‘Oliver Cromwell: New Perspectives’ (Palgrave, 2008).
Kirsteen MacKenzie, ‘Loyalty to King or Covenant Retained: Presbyterians in the Three Nations and the English Commonwealth 1649-1653’ in Archibald J et al eds., ‘Beyond the Anchoring Grounds: More Cross-Currents in Irish Scottish Studies’ (Belfast, 2005).
ARTICLES – PEER REVIEWED
Kirsteen M MacKenzie ‘The Conundrum of Marginality: Mercurius Politicus, Order and the Politics of Glencairn’s Rising’ in Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies (2013).
Kirsteen M MacKenzie, ‘The Great Fire of Glasgow’. History Scotland (2013).
Kirsteen M MacKenzie, ‘A Glimpse Behind the Censor: Baillie and the Covenanting Printing Press’. Notes and Queries (2013).
Kirsteen M MacKenzie ‘Restoring the Nation? Hamilton and the Politics of the National Covenant’ International Review of Scottish Studies 36 (2011).
Kirsteen M MacKenzie ‘The Waiting Game: Cromwellian Diplomacy, the Foreign Experience’ Cromwelliana (2009).
Kirsteen M MacKenzie. ‘Scottish History Society, Miscellany of the Scottish History Society, Volume XIV (Woodbridge, Suffolk; Boydell and Brewer, 2013. Pp. 261. Cloth ISBN 978-0-906245-35-4, £40.00)’. Journal of Scottish Historical Studies, vol 35, no. 1, (2015) pp. 124-126.
Kirsteen M MacKenzie ‘Oliver Cromwell: God’s Warrior and the English Revolution By Ian Gentles, London and New York, Palgrave pp. 263 £14.19 (Paperback).
Kirsteen M MacKenzie, Book Review ‘Selling Cromwell’s Wars: Media, Empire and Godly Warfare, 1650-1658 By Nicole Greenspan, London and Vermont, Pickering and Chatto, V pp. 247 £60.00 (Hardcover)’. Parliamentary History (2013).
Kirsteen M MacKenzie, ‘Bernard Capp England’s Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum 1649-1660’ [Book Review] Reviews in History, Institute of Historical Research (2012).
Kirsteen M MacKenzie ‘Allan Macinnes The British Confederate: Archibald Campbell, Marquess of Argyll c.1607-1661 Edinburgh, John Donald 2011’ The Seventeenth Century 2012. [Book Review].
Kirsteen M MacKenzie ‘Geoffrey Smith, Royalist Agents, Conspiritors and Spies: their role in the British Civil Wars 1640-1660’ [Book Review] Reviews in History, Institute of Historical Research (2012).
Kirsteen M MacKenzie, Northern Views [A review of M. Newton, Warriors of the Word (Birlinn, 2009)] in JIISS 2010, published online http://www.abdn.ac.uk/riiss/ISSjournalReviewsSection.shtml
Kirsteen M MacKenzie, ‘William P. Kelly and John R. Young eds. Scotland and the Ulster Plantations: Explorations in the British Settlements of Stuart Ireland. Ulster and Scotland 8. Dublin; Four Courts Press, 2009’. (Book Review, in International Review of Scottish Studies, University of Guelph).
- Media Coverage
- I have featured on BBC Radio 4, STV and various podcasts. (New Books in History and the Outlander Podcast).
- Country Focus
- Britain, Ireland, Scotland
- Expertise by Geography
- England, Ireland
- Expertise by Chronology
- 17th century, Early Modern
- Expertise by Topic
- Book History, Diplomacy, Government, Military, Rebellion & Revolution