Professor Andrew Hopper

Andrew Hopper

Andrew is Professor at the Centre for English Local History at the University of Leicester. After obtaining his doctorate on the extent of support for parliament in Civil-War Yorkshire at the University of York, he completed two postdoctoral fellowships at the Universities of East Anglia and Birmingham before coming to Leicester in 2006. He is best known for his two monographs‘Black Tom’: Sir Thomas Fairfax and the English Revolution (Manchester, 2007) and Turncoats and Renegadoes: Changing Sides in the English Civil Wars (Oxford, 2012).

He has published four further edited volumes and fifteen articles in academic journals on civil-war topics. He is currently working on his third monograph Widowhood and Bereavement in the English Civil Wars.

In his podcast for Buckinghamshire History Festival, Andrew recounts the lives of veterans from the English Civil Wars, and their families, as part of a collaborative Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded project: Civil War Petitions: Conflict, Welfare and Memory during and after the English Civil War.  Themes of bereavement, widow-hood, and the responsibility of the state to care for its soldiers are explored, both nationally, and in Buckinghamshire.