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Erin Peters

Senior Lecturer in History

I am a lecturer in early modern history with research interests in seventeenth-century Britain and interdisciplinary expertise in memory, commemoration and post-conflict studies in early modern Europe. Chevron icon


I teach a range of modules that cover early modern Europe c. 1450-1714 with a focus on the Renaissance and Reformation as well as the Tudor and Stuart periods in England and Scotland. Modules include: ‘The Politics of Gender: Sex and Power’, ‘Religion, Superstition, and Fear’, ‘Religion, Revolution and Regicide: The British Civil Wars’, and ‘Protestantism and Puritanism: Moderates and Radicals’.


  • BA (Hons): History, Wilfrid Laurier University (Canada), 2005
  • PGCert: Research Methods, University of Worcester, 2010
  • MA: Cultural Memory, University of London, 2009
  • PhD: History, University of Worcester, 2015

Membership of professional bodies

American Society for Eighteenth Century StudiesRoyal Historical SocietyHistorical Association

Teaching & Research


Erin’s research-informed teaching is guided by the principle of learning by doing and uses of a range of teaching strategies to study the particularities (and peculiarities!) of early modern history.


My research interests and area of expertise is seventeenth-century Britain, particularly the Civil Wars and Restoration. More specifically, I am interested in early modern print culture as well as forms of memory, collective trauma, commemoration, and post-conflict cultures.


More publications from Erin Peters can be found in the Research Repository.