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About Jonathan Fitzgibbons

I am a Lecturer in Early Modern History in the School of History and Heritage. My area of expertise is the political, constitutional and intellectual history of seventeenth-century Britain. Besides writing a biography of Oliver Cromwell (Cromwell’s Head, 2008), I have also published widely on visual culture, public ceremony, law and political theory during the period of the British Civil Wars and their aftermath. I am currently completing books examining the nature of the House of Lords during the mid-seventeenth century and the contested meanings of kingship in 1650s Britain. I am also interested in the complex relationship between history and memory and am working on a research project that explores the ways in which the Civil Wars have been remembered and commemorated from the seventeenth century through to the present day. I am particularly interested in the interaction between ‘private’ and ‘public’ memories of the Civil Wars, and the ways in which the conflict was remembered once it passed out of ‘living’ memory. Before arriving at Lincoln in 2017, I was A.H. Lloyd Fellow at the University of Cambridge (Christ’s College). I studied as an undergraduate and graduate at Balliol College at the University of Oxford.

Department Responsibilities

I am currently teaching on the Level 1 module ‘The Historian’s Craft’, the Level 2 module ‘The Early Modern Family’ and the Level 3 module ‘Consuming Societies’. From September 2017, I will be offering modules at Level 2 and Level 3 on ‘Experiencing and Remembering Civil War in Britain’ and ‘Republicanism in Early Modern England, 1500-1700’.

Subject Specialism

Early Modern British History; Early Modern Political Thought; British Civil Wars; History and Memory


  • D.Phil History — University of Oxford, 2011
  • M.St. in Historical Research — University of Oxford, 2007
  • BA (Hons) History — University of Oxford, 2006


  • Jowett Senior Exhibitioner — Balliol College, University of Oxford,
  • Doctoral Research Award — Arts and Humanities Research Council,
  • Research Preparation Scheme Award — Arts and Humanities Research Council,

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