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Prof Glenn Richardson

Professor - History

Prof Glenn Richardson

Tel: 020 8240 4087

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Glenn Richardson is Professor of Early Modern History. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and is an Honorary Fellow of the Historical Association.

Glenn has published extensively on Tudor England's political and cultural relations with Continental Europe and on European Renaissance monarchy. His most recent book is The Field of Cloth of Gold (2013) on the meeting between King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France held near Calais in 1520.

In addition to journal articles and chapters in edited collections, his other books are: 'The Contending Kingdoms': France and England 1420-1700 (Ashgate, 2008), Renaissance Monarchy: The Reigns of Henry VIII, Francis I and Charles V (London, 2002) and Tudor England and its Neighbours  [co-edited with Susan Doran] (2005). 

His current main projects are a biography of Cardinal Wolsey and editing a collection of essays on Renaissance Cardinals.

In the news

St Mary’s Professor Marks Field of the Cloth of Gold 500th Anniversary

Next month sees the 500th anniversary of the ‘Field of the Cloth of Gold’, the lavish and expensive meeting held between King Henry VIII and King Francis I of France from 7th-24th June 1520 at Balinghem. Find out more...

Professor Glenn Richardson to speak at The Field of Cloth of Gold: 500

Professor Glenn Richardson of St Mary’s University, Twickenham will be speaking at a Virtual Summit on May 9th as part of the 500th anniversary to commemorate the ‘Field of Cloth of Gold’ when King Henry VIII met King Francis in the Pale of Calais. Find out more...

Pro Vice-Chancellor to Launch New Series of History Public Lectures

Pro Vice-Chancellor of Academic Strategy at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, Prof John Charmley, is to give a public lecture on ‘Churchill and the Myths of Brexit’ as part of a new series of History talks at the University. Find out more...

Renaissance Cardinals: Diplomats and Patrons in the Early Modern World Conference

The History Programme at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, hosted a Renaissance Cardinals conference recently at Strawberry Hill House. Find out more...

St Mary’s Strengthens Research Expertise

St Mary’s University, Twickenham has strengthened its research provision after appointing Dr Glenn Richardson as its Director of Research. Find out more...

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