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

John Morrill is Professor of British and Irish History at the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow (and sometime Vice Master and Acting Master) of Selwyn College. He has written and edited 19 books and is a prolific author of essays on many aspects of Early Modern history, especially the political and religious history of the Revolution of the mid-seventeenth century and the tense relations between the peoples of Britain and Ireland. He has a special fascination with Oliver Cromwell, serving as President of the Cromwell Association from 1989 to 1999, and he has written extensively on him, including a full biography in the new Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (for which he wrote twelve other lives and for which he served as Consultant Editor with overall responsibility for the 6,000 men and women whose fortieth birthday fell in the seventeenth century).

He is also an Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy and the Academy of Finland, and he holds honorary degrees from several universities and is an Hon. Fellow of Trinity College Oxford and Trinity College Dublin. He is also a permanent deacon in the Roman Catholic Church and holds several senior positions in the Diocese of East Anglia (eg Chair of the Commission for Evangelisation and Assistant Director for Diaconal Formation) and he teaches Church History and pastoral theology one weekend a month at St John’s Seminary, Wonersh.

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