Tim is a social, economic and cultural historian of early modern Britain. Drawing on evidence from legal records, ego-documents and cheap print, his research examines 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 co-convenes the Life-Cycles Seminar at the Institute of Historical Research in London and his first book, Women, work and sociability in early modern London, was published by Palgrave in 2014.
- Kings and Confessions in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700
- Persecution, Toleration and Rebellion: Struggles for Liberty and Freedom in Historical Context
- Religion and Society in Early Modern England
- Women and Gender in Early Modern England
- Exploring English Society, 1500-1750
Current research projects:
- Attitudes to female beauty in seventeenth-century England
- Locations of extramarital sex in early modern London
- Masculinity, sex and violence in early modern England
Previous research projects:
- Women, work and sociability in early modern London
- Women’s clothes and female honour in early modern London
- Masculinity and jest-books in seventeenth-century England
- Reinke-Williams, T. (2018) Physical attractiveness and the female life-cycle in seventeenth-century England. Cultural and Social History. 1478-0038. (Accepted)
- Reinke-Williams, T. (2014) Manhood and masculinity in early modern England. History Compass. 12(9), pp. 685-693. 1478-0542.
- Reinke-Williams, T. (2014) Women, Work and Sociability in Early Modern London. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. 9781137372093.
- Reinke-Williams, T. (2011) Women’s clothes and female honour in early modern London. Continuity and Change. 26(1), pp. 69-88. 0268-4160.
- Reinke-Williams, T. (2010) Women, ale and company in early modern London. Brewery History. 135, pp. 88-106.
- Reinke-Williams, T. (2009) Misogyny, jest-books and male youth culture in seventeenth-century England. Gender and History. 21(2), pp. 324-339. 1468-0424.