Historian and Author

Dr. Erica Canela is an early modern social historian, specialising in English Quaker history and the psychological trauma of the Civil Wars. She holds a Ph.D from the University of Birmingham and has taught early modern British history in both university and non-academic settings.

She is the recipient of several awards for her work in Quaker history. Erica co-authored a chapter in the anthology Quakerism in the Atlantic World in the Long Eighteenth Century (published by Pennsylvania State University Press in 2021) and is writing two volumes for the Brill Research Perspectives in Quaker Studies series on early Quaker history. Zealous: A Darker Side of the Quakers will be published in Autumn 2025 in the UK and USA.

Erica Canela

Their programmes

Between 1660 and 1689, Quakerism in England underwent substantial trials and transformations.

1660, Religion, Restoration, Talks

Quakerism emerged in England in the social and religious tumult of the Civil Wars.

Features, Religion, Talks