Susan Brigden

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Susan Elizabeth Brigden, FRHistS, FBA (born 26 June 1951)[1] is a historian and academic specialising in the English Renaissance and Reformation. She was Reader in Early Modern History at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Lincoln College, before retiring at the end of 2016.

Academic career[edit]

Susan Brigden was educated at the University of Manchester (BA) and Clare College, Cambridge, where she graduated with a PhD in 1979. In 1980, she was elected a Fellow in history at Lincoln College, Oxford. This made her the first female fellow of that college. In 1984, she became a university lecturer in the Faculty of History, University of Oxford.[2] She later became Reader in Early Modern History.[3] At Lincoln College, in addition to her duties as Fellow and tutor, she was the College's Tutor for Women.[4]


She won the Wolfson History Prize in 2013 for her book Thomas Wyatt: The Heart's Forest.[5] In 2014 she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[6] She is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS).[7]


  • London and the Reformation (1989)
  • New Worlds, Lost Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors 1485-1603 (2000)
  • Thomas Wyatt: the Heart's Forest (2012)


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  3. ^ "Teaching and Research Staff (A-Z)". Faculty of History. University of Oxford. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Welfare around Lincoln". Lincoln MCR. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  5. ^ "Wolfson History Prize for Susan Brigden". Faculty of History. University of Oxford. Retrieved 7 August 2014.
  6. ^ "British Academy announces 42 new fellows". Times Higher Education. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Fellows of the Royal Historical Society - B" (PDF). Royal Historical Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)