J. C. Davis

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J. C. Davis is a British historian. He has been described as a 'historian of political and religious thought and a brilliant and provocative iconoclast.'[1]


Colin Davis was born in Yorkshire into a fisherman's family. He received his education at the University of Manchester and after a brief period at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office he moved to New Zealand to teach at the University of Waikato. He worked and studied at a number of different universities around New Zealand before setting up the School of History at the University of East Anglia, Norwich.[2] He retired in 2004.[3]


  1. ^ R. Hutton's review of J. C. Davis, Oliver Cromwell (London, 2001), H-Net Book Review, H-Net: Humanities & Social Sciences Online, August 2001.
  2. ^ de Lario, Damaso. 'An Appreciation of Colin Davis', in Morrow, John, Scott, Jonathan (eds.) Liberty, Authority, Formality. (2008) Imprint Academic. ISBN 9781845401351.
  3. ^ https://www.uea.ac.uk/hum/Old+people+pages+(hidden)/hispeopleold/Emeriti/Davis