Status, power and conflict in early modern England

Location
University of Birmingham - Edgbaston campus
Dates
Friday 1 July 2022 (10:00-18:00)
Equestrian Portrait of Charles I, Antony van Dyck, 1637-8.  National Portrait Gallery, NG1172
Image credit: Equestrian Portrait of Charles I, Antony van Dyck, 1637-8. National Portrait Gallery, NG1172. Licensed for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons agreement.

Over a career spanning more than forty years at the University of Birmingham, Richard Cust has been one of the most influential architects of current approaches to early Stuart politics.

He has published on a wide variety of problems, from news culture and urban elections; to the social, mental, and political worlds of the early modern gentry and aristocracy; to some of the most penetrating analyses of high politics in the reign of Charles I and the collapse of his regime. His body of work continues to challenge and engage scholars across the world. This symposium brings together leading scholars working on different aspects of early modern history to address the problems of politics, state and status that Richard Cust has raised over his career.

Confirmed speakers

  • Michael Braddick (Sheffield)
  • Jackie Eales (Kent)
  • Kenneth Fincham (Kent)
  • Andrew Foster (Kent)
  • Alexandra Gajda (Jesus College, Oxford)
  • Tara Hamling (Birmingham)
  • Peter Lake (Vanderbilt)
  • Anthony Milton (Sheffield)
  • Graeme Mudock (Trinity College, Dublin)
  • Michael Questier
  • Neil Younger (Open)

Conference organisers

Tara Hamling, Noah Millstone, Margaret Small, and Jonathan Willis, on behalf of the Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies (CREMS). We are also grateful for the support of the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC).

 

Culture and collections

Schools, institutes and departments

Services and facilities