Robert Beddard

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Dr. Robert Anthony Beddard was, until 2006, the Cowen Fellow and Tutor in Modern History, Oriel College, Oxford.[1] He holds a master's degree (MA), a Doctorate (Doctor of Philosophy), a Cambridge Master's (MA) and a Bachelor's (BA) from London. He was a fellow Queens' College, Cambridge from 1965 to 1968.[2] He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.[3] His research interests lie in 17th century British politics and religion, and include relations between Stuart England and Rome.[4]


  • 'The Restoration Church' in The Restored Monarchy, 1660-1688 (ed. J.R. Jones), (1978)
  • A Kingdom Without a King: The Journal of the Provisional Government in the Revolution of 1688. (Oxford, 1988)
  • The Revolutions of 1688. (Oxford, 1991)
  • Restoration Oxford', 'Tory Oxford', and 'James II and the Catholic challenge in The History of the University of Oxford, IV: Seventeenth-Century Oxford (ed. N. Tyacke), (Oxford, 1997)
  • 'A Traitor's gift: Hugh Peter's donation to the Bodleian Library', The Bodleian Library Record. Vol 16 (1999) pp. 374–90
  • 'Pope Clement X's inauguration of the Holy Year of 1675', Archivum Historiae Pontificiae. Vol 30 (2000)
  • 'Six Unpublished Letters of Queen Henrietta Maria', The British Library Journal. Vol 25 (2000) pp. 129–43
  • 'Isaac Basire: The Bodleian Library's first foreign reader', The Bodleian Library Record. (2003)