John Morrill (historian)

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John Morrill FBA (born 1946) is a British historian and academic. He specialises in the political, religious, social and cultural histories of early-modern Britain.[1]

He was educated at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys in Cheshire, and at Trinity College, Oxford. He is Professor of British and Irish history at Cambridge University, Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge, and a Fellow of the British Academy.[2]

He was President of the Cromwell Association, "a body that seeks to promote public knowledge about and interest in Cromwell and his age" for 10 years.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Morrill is a permanent deacon in the Roman Catholic Church and holds several senior positions in the Diocese of East Anglia (e.g. Chair of the Commission for Evangelisation and Assistant Director for Diaconal Formation) and he teaches Church History and pastoral theology one weekend a month at St John's Seminary, Wonersh.[2]



  1. ^ Profile,; accessed 29 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b Professor John Morrill, Cambridge University, retrieved 15 May 2012 
  3. ^ Profile of Oliver Cromwell by Morrill,; accessed 7 April 2015.

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