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- United Kingdom
- University of Sussex
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- Royal family, treason, politics, advisers, Renaissance, Tudor, Shakespeare, Thomas More, Machiavelli, Elizabeth I, Henry VIII, Early Modern
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- About Me
Dr Joanne Paul is Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Sussex and AHRC/BBC New Generation Thinker. Her research focuses on the history of political thought of the Renaissance and Early Modern Periods and she has shared her work widely, including with academic presses, popular magazines and blogs and on TV and radio.
- Recent Publications
Joanne Paul, In the Shadow of the Block: Death, Desire and the Dudleys. London: Penguin. (Under contract, forthcoming 2020).
Joanne Paul, Thomas More. Cambridge: Polity (2016)
Virginia Cox and Joanne Paul, eds., A Cultural History of Democracy in the Renaissance. London: Bloomsbury (Under contract, forthcoming, 2019).
Helen Matheson Pollock and Joanne Paul, eds., Queenship and Counsel in the Early Modern World. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (Under contract, forthcoming, 2018).
JOURNAL ARTICLES (ACADEMIC)
Joanne Paul, ‘The Best Counsellors are the Dead: Counsel and Shakespeare’s Hamlet’, Renaissance Studies 30.5 (2016), 646-65.
Joanne Paul, ‘Counsel, Command and Crisis’, Hobbes Studies 28.2 (2016), 103-31.
Joanne Paul, ‘Utopia in the Context of Thomas More’s Thought’, Oxford Handbook to More’s Utopia, Oxford University Press (Under contract, forthcoming 2019).
Joanne Paul with Valerie Schutte, ‘The Influence of Counsel on Tudor Authority’, in The Routledge History of Monarchy, Routledge (Under contract, forthcoming 2019).
Joanne Paul, ‘Sovereign Council or Counselled Sovereign: The Marian Conciliar Compromise’ in The Birth of a Queen: Essays on the Quincentenary of Queen Mary I, eds. Sarah Duncan and Valerie Schutte, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2016).
May 2018 BBC History Magazine, Review of Nicola Tallis’s Elizabeth’s Rival
Dec 2017 History Revealed Magazine, ‘50 Decisions that Changed the World’
Nov 2017 History Today, Review of Stephen Greenblatt’s The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve
Sept 2017 BBC History Magazine, ‘Florence’
May 2017 History Vault, ‘Immigration and Propaganda: The 1517 Evil May Day Riots’
April 2017 Talking Humanities, ‘What will historians make of Theresa May’s snap election?’
Dec 2016 History Today: ‘A More for All Seasons’
Dec 2016 Prospect: ‘Brexit, the backstory: how Great Britons would have voted in the referendum’, Contributor
Oct 2016 Prospect: ‘A Vision for all Seasons’
June 2016 Juncture: ‘Utopia Today’
May 2016 BBC History Magazine: ‘Thomas More: Saint or Sinner?’
Mar 2016 History Today: ‘The United Republic of Utopia’
- Media Coverage
- https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08q2pl2 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09vz677 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0618f23 https://www.historyextra.com/period/the-history-hot-100/
- Country Focus
- Expertise by Geography
- England, United Kingdom, Western Europe
- Expertise by Chronology
- Pre-17th century, 17th century, Early Modern
- Expertise by Topic
- Diplomacy, Gender, Government, Politics, Public History, Religion, Women