Roger Lockyer

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Roger Lockyer (born 1928) is an English historian, professor, and writer. He has been a Reader in History at Royal Holloway, University of London, from which he is now retired. He specializes in research and writing on the Tudor (1471-1603) and Stuart (1603-1714) periods.

Major works[edit]

  • Tudor and Stuart Britain, by Roger Lockyer, 3rd edition, London 2004, Pearson.

The first edition of this book, covering the period from 1471-1714, was published in 1964, and a second edition appeared in 1985. This work is considered a standard reference for this period in English history, covering the full range of Tudor and Stuart rulers.

  • James VI and I, by Roger Lockyer, 2nd edition, London 1998, Longman.

James I was the first Stuart king of England.

  • The Early Stuarts: The Political History of England 1603-1642, by Roger Lockyer, London 1999, Longman.
  • Buckingham, the Life and Political Career of George Villiers, First Duke of Buckingham, 1592-1628, by Roger Lockyer, London 1981, Longman.

George Villiers was a favourite of King James I.

Marries longtime partner[edit]

Lockyer's marriage ceremony to his life partner of 39 years, Percy Stevens, on December 21, 2005, was at Westminster Register House.[1]