Edward Royle

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Edward Royle is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of York and author of several books on the history of religious ideas, particularly in York and Yorkshire.


Royle gained his PhD at the University of Cambridge. He spent the majority of his career in the Department of History at the University of York, where he retired as an Emeritus Professor. He is an active member of the University's Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies. His main research interests have been in the history of York and Yorkshire since the mid-eighteenth century.

Professor Royle is a local Methodist Preacher.[1]



  1. ^ biographical note from University of York History Department