Emerita Professor of Early Modern History

Professor Hughes was educated at the University of Liverpool where she completed a PhD on ‘Politics, society and civil war in Warwickshire’. She has worked at the Open University and then as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Modern History at Manchester University. She has been at Keele since September 1995 and is a distinguished author and speaker on the history fo the English revolution, especially focussing on religion, politics, print culture and gender.

Ann Hughes

Their programmes

A concise introduction to the causes and consequences of the religious divisions which contributed to the outbreak of the Civil Wars.

Interviews, Key Questions, Religion, Teachers

The Tudor reformation of the 16th Century left England, Scotland and Ireland bitterly divided.

Interviews, Key Questions, Religion, Teachers

Religious divisions inflamed by King Chares I were an important cause of the wars and were exacerbated by significant differences between the Three Kingdoms.

Interviews, Key Questions, Religion, Teachers

After the Regicide, religious fragmentation particularly within the army, made Britain difficult to govern and ultimately contributed to the downfall of the republic.

Interviews, Key Questions, Religion, Teachers