John Morrill (historian)
John Stephen Morrill (born June 12, 1946?) is a British historian and academic who specializes in the political, religious, social, and cultural history of early-modern Britain from 1500-1750, especially the English Civil War. He is known for his county studies approach.
Morrill was educated at Altrincham Grammar School for Boys in Cheshire, and at Trinity College, Oxford, receiving his BA in 1967 and Ph.D. in 1971. In 1974-1974 he was a lecturer at Stirling University before moving to Cambridge University in 1975 as lecturer, reader and professor. He has been a fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge since 1975, and was director of studies in history in 1975-92, tutor in 1979-92, Admissions Tutor in 1982-7, in Senior Tutor in 1987-92, in and Vice Master in 1992-2001. He was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 1995, and served as vice president in 2001-9. He is also an honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy and the Academy of Finland, holds honorary degrees from several universities, and is an Hon. Fellow of Trinity College, Oxford and Trinity College, Dublin.
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.
- Revolt of the Provinces: Conservatives and Radicals in the English Civil War, 1630-1650 (Allen & Unwin, 1976) ISBN 0-06-494975-3 review
- The Civil War and Interregnum: Sources for Local Historians (with G.E. Aylmer) (Bedford Square Press, 1979) read online
- Seventeenth Century Britain, 1603-1714 (Dawson, 1980) read online
- Reactions to the English Civil War, 1642-1649 (Palgrave Macmillan, 1982) ISBN 0-312-66443-5 read online
- Charles I (with Christopher W. Daniels) (Cambridge University Press, 1988) ISBN 0-521-31728-2 read online
- Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution (Longman, 1990) ISBN 0-582-01675-4 read online
- The Impact of the English Civil War (Collins & Brown, 1991) ISBN 1-85585-042-7 read online
- The Nature of the English Revolution (Longman, 1993) ISBN 0-582-08941-7 review
- The British Problem, ca. 1534-1707: State Formation in the Atlantic Archipelago (with Brendan Bradshaw (Palgrave Macmillan, 1996) ISBN 0-333-59245-X
- The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor and Stuart Britain (Clarendon Press, 1996) ISBN 0-19-820325-X review by Anthony Fletcher
- The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1638-1660 (ed. John Morrill, John Kenyon, and Jane Ohlmeyer) (Oxford University Press. 1988) read online
- Revolt in the Provinces: The English People and the Tragedies of War, 1634-1648 (Longman, 1999) read online
- Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press Paperbacks, 2000) ISBN 0-19-285400-3 read online
- Uneasy Lies the Head That Wears a Crown: Dynastic Crises in Tudor and Stewart Britain, 1504-1746 (University of Reading, 2005) read online
- Oliver Cromwell (Oxford University Press, VIP series, 2007) read online
- Firmly I Believe and Truly: The Spiritual Tradition of Catholic England, 1483-1999 (with John Saward and Michael Tomko) (Oxford University Press, 2011) read online
- The Nature of the English Revolution Revisited: Essays in Honour of John Morrill (ed. Stephen Taylor and Grant Tapsell) (Boydell, 2013)
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