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Prof Glenn Richardson

Professor - History

About Media

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.

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Areas of expertise: The Tudor monarchy, England's international relations in the sixteenth century, The Field of Cloth of Gold (1520), Cardinal Wolsey

Glenn has been interviewed for several TV and web-based programmes on various aspects of Tudor and 16th-century European history for a range of British and international media outlets. He has also done several radio interviews on the same subjects and written short pieces for magazines of general historical interest. Glenn is a frequent and experienced public speaker and was, for a time, a tour leader/lecturer on historical tours in various parts of Italy and France.

Languages (other than English): French (passable, not fluent)
Media Experience: Radio interview, recorded/Skype TV interview, quote for news/magazine article, blog

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