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Research Profile

  • 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.

    • HIS1003: Early Modern Europe, 1500-1800 (level 4)
    • HIS2025: Family and Life-Cycle in Early Modern England (level 5)
    • HIS3029: Gender and Work in Early Modern England (level 6)
    • HISMO44: Exploring English Society, 1500-1750
  • 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.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Tim Reinke-Williams’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.

  • Books
    • Women, Work and Sociability in Early Modern London (Palgrave, 2014).
    Articles in Peer-Reviewed Journals
    • ‘Physical attractiveness and the female life-cycle in seventeenth-century England’, Cultural and Social History, 15:4 (2018).
    • ‘Manhood and masculinity in early modern England’, History Compass, 12:9 (2014).
    • ‘Women’s clothes and female honour in early modern London’, Continuity and Change, 26:1 (2011).
    • ‘Women, ale and company in early modern London’ in Beat Kümin (ed.), Brewing cultures in early modern towns: special edition of Brewery History, 135 (2010).
    • ‘Misogyny, jest-books and male youth culture in seventeenth-century England’, Gender and History, 21:2 (2009).