Senior Lecturer in History
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Tim is a social, economic and cultural historian of early modern Britain, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Tim co-convenes the British History in the Seventeenth-Century Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in London and serves as BA History Programme Leader at the University of Northampton.
Tim uses evidence from legal records, life-writings and cheap print to examine how ideas about and practices of gender affected the attitudes and experiences of women and men between the mid sixteenth and early eighteenth centuries, particularly in London, which became a major global city during the early modern period. Tim has published on women’s work, social networks, dress and physical appearance, as well as the history of masculinity, and currently is completing his second book, which focuses on attitudes to men’s bodies in seventeenth-century England.