Status, Power and Conflict in Early Modern England

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Date / time: 1 July, 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

University of Birmingham

Status, Power and Conflict in Early Modern England


Over a career spanning more than forty years at the University of Birmingham, Richard Cust has been one of the most influential architects of current approaches to early Stuart politics.

He has published on a wide variety of problems, from news culture and urban elections; to the social, mental, and political worlds of the early modern gentry and aristocracy; to some of the most penetrating analyses of high politics in the reign of Charles I and the collapse of his regime. His body of work continues to challenge and engage scholars across the world. This symposium brings together leading scholars working on different aspects of early modern history to address the problems of politics, state and status that Richard Cust has raised over his career.

Confirmed speakers:

Michael Braddick (Sheffield)
Jackie Eales (Kent)
Kenneth Fincham (Kent)
Andrew Foster (Kent)
Alexandra Gajda (Jesus College, Oxford)
Tara Hamling (Birmingham)
Peter Lake (Vanderbilt)
Graeme Mudock (Trinity College, Dublin)
Michael Questier
Neil Younger (Open)

For more information and to register, please visit the conference website here:

Conference organisers:

Tara Hamling, Noah Millstone, Margaret Small, and Jonathan Willis, on behalf of the Centre for Reformation and Early Modern Studies (CREMS). We are also grateful for the support of the Birmingham Research Institute for History and Cultures (BRIHC).

Image credit: Equestrian Portrait of Charles I, Antony van Dyck, 1637-8. National Portrait Gallery, NG1172. Licensed for non-commercial use under a Creative Commons agreement.