The World Turned Upside Down, brings together contributions from leading academic historians to explore and explain the people events and ideas, which make this such a fascinating period of British history.


Contributing editors

Denise Greany

Denise Greany

Contributing Education Editor, Learning and Participation Officer at The National Civil War Centre

Andrew Hopper

Andrew Hopper

Professor of Local and Social History

Ismini Pells

Ismini Pells

Project manager of the Civil War Petitions Project



David J. Appleby

Honorary Research Fellow

Martyn Bennett

B.A. Ph.D. F.R. Hist. S. Nottingham Trent University Historian

Lloyd Bowen

Reader in Early Modern and Welsh History

Martin CM Bricknell

Lieutenant General (Rtd) CB OStJ PhD DM MBA MA MedSci, Professor of Conflict, Health and Military Medicine

Erica Canela

Erica Canela

Historian and Author

Jessie Childs

Jessie Childs

Award-winning author, broadcaster and historian

Jacqueline Eales

Emerita Professor, Faculty of Arts, Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University

Jonathan Fitzgibbons

Lincoln School of Humanities and Heritage, College of Arts Social Sciences and Humanities, University of Lincoln

David Flintham

Military Historian specialising in Civil War fortifications

Peter Gaunt

Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Chester

J Healey

Jonathan Healey

Associate Professor in Social History Kellogg College, University of Oxford

Ann Hughes

Emerita Professor of Early Modern History

Ronald Hutton

Ronald E Hutton CBE

Professor of History, University of Bristol

Mark Linnell

Mark Linnell

Chair of The Naseby Battlefield Project

Bethany Marsh

Assistant Head of Sixth Form, Abbot Beyne School

Simon Marsh

Freelance researcher specialising in early modern military history

John Morrill

Professor of British and Irish History at the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of Selwyn College

Elaine Murphy

Associate Professor of Maritime History at the University of Plymouth

Jane Ohlmeyer

Erasmus Smith's Professor of Modern History

David Olusoga OBE

University of Manchester

Imogen Peck

Department of History Assistant Professor in British History, Director, Centre for Midlands History and Cultures University of Birmingham

Stephen K. Roberts

Stephen K. Roberts

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, the Royal Historical Society and the Learned Society of Wales

David L Smith

Fellow and Director of Studies in History, Selwyn College Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of History

Rik Sowden

Rik Sowden

Historical interpreter, heritage professional and historian

Laura Stewart

Professor in Early Modern History

Ted Vallance

Director of the Graduate School, University of Roehampton

Brodie Waddell

Senior Lecturer in Early Modern History

William White

Lecturer in History School of Creative Arts, University of Hertfrdshire

Peter Wilson

Chichele Professor of the History of War at the University of Oxford