Roger Lockyer

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Roger Lockyer (born 1928) is an English historian, professor, and writer. He has been a reader in history at Royal Holloway, University of London, from which he is now retired. He specializes in research and writing on the Tudor (1471-1603) and Stuart (1603-1714) periods.

Major works[edit]

  • Tudor and Stuart Britain, by Roger Lockyer, 3rd edition, London 2004, Pearson.

The first edition of this book, covering the period from 1471-1714, was published in 1964, and a second edition appeared in 1985. This work is considered a standard reference for this period in English history, covering the full range of Tudor and Stuart rulers.

  • James VI and I, by Roger Lockyer, 2nd edition, London 1998, Longman.

James I was the first Stuart king of England.

  • The Early Stuarts: The Political History of England 1603-1642, by Roger Lockyer, London 1999, Longman.
  • Buckingham, the Life and Political Career of George Villiers, First Duke of Buckingham, 1592-1628, by Roger Lockyer, London 1981, Longman.

George Villiers was a favourite of King James I.

Personal life[edit]

On 21 December 2005, Lockyer entered into a civil partnership with Percy Stevens, his life partner of 39 years, at the registry office in Westminster, London.[1] On 26 June 2014 they were among the first couples to legally convert their civil partnership into a marriage.[2]


  1. ^ Casciani, Dominic (5 December 2005). "39 years of waiting". BBC News. Retrieved 19 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Casciani, Dominic (10 December 2014). "Together nearly 49 years – married at last after civil partnership conversion". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 June 2016.