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University of Cambridge
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Early modern, Eighteenth century, Social history, Cultural history, Religion, Tolerance, Childhood, Senses, England
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About Me

I am a Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge. I completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge, and have also been a Research Associate on the AHRC-funded project Faith in the Town, 1740-1830, based at the University of Manchester. I am currently working on my monograph, Friends, Neighbours, Sinners: Religious Difference and English Society, 1689-1750, and am also beginning a new project on children’s play in eighteenth-century England. My broader research interests include early modern and eighteenth-century religious, social and cultural history, the history of education, and sensory history.

Recent Publications


‘Politeness, hypocrisy, and Protestant Dissent in England after the Toleration Act, c.1689-c.1750’, Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies, 41, 1 (March 2018).

‘Catholic politics and creating trust in eighteenth-century England’, British Catholic History, 33, 4 (October 2017).

‘Militant Catholicism, inter-confessional relations, and the Rookwood Family of Stanningfield, Suffolk, c.1689-c.1737’, Historical Journal, 60, 1 (March 2017).

Book chapters:

Brown, Carys, ‘Women and religious coexistence in England, c. 1689-c.1750’ in Naomi Pullin and Kathryn Woods, eds., Cultures of Exclusion in Early Modern Britain, 1600-1750 (Routledge, forthcoming 2021).

‘Everyday Anti-Catholicism in Eighteenth-Century England’ in Claire Gheeraert-Graffeuille and Géraldine Vaughan, eds., Anti-Catholicism in Britain and Ireland since the Reformation, 1600-2000: Practices, Representations and Ideas (Palgrave, 2020)

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
British Isles
Expertise by Chronology
17th century, 18th century, Early Modern
Expertise by Topic
Children & Youth, Religion