Tuesday 3 December 2019:
‘When Did England Become a Protestant Country?’ –
Speaker: Professor George Bernard, Professor of Early Modern History (University of Southampton)
“Born in London, I was educated at Reading School and, as an Open Scholar, at St Catherine’s College, Oxford. At the age of twenty-four I was appointed to a Lectureship at Wolverhampton Polytechnic where I taught for seven years. In 1981 I moved to the University of Southampton where I am now Professor of Early Modern History. Between 2001 and 2011 I was Editor of the English Historical Review.
(I have offered an account of my experiences, ‘Editing the English Historical Review’, in Wm. Roger Louis, ed., Irrepressible Adventures with Britannia: Personalities, Politics and Culture in Britain (I.B. Tauris, 2013), pp. 57-72). I served for fifteen years on the Council of the Royal Historical Society, latterly as Vice-President (2008-2011). Between 2008 and 2012 I held a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship; in 2003-04 I was a British Academy Senior Research Fellow.”
- The Late Medieval English Church: vitality and vulnerability before the break with Rome (2012)
- Anne Boleyn: Fatal Attractions (2010)
- The King’s Reformation: Henry VIII and the remaking of the English Church (2005)
- Religion, Politics and Society in Sixteenth-Century England (2004)
- Authority and Consent in Tudor England: essays presented to C. S. L. Davies (with Steven Gunn, 2002)
- Edward VI (with J. Loach and P.Williams, 1999)
More on George Bernard is available at the University of Southampton website.