Professor Steven Gunn appointed as Trustee of the Royal Armouries

Professor Steven Gunn has been appointed by the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport as Research/Academic Trustee of the Royal Armouries for a four-year period from 1 March 2021 to 28 February 2025.

Commenting on his appointment, Professor Gunn said he was delighted, adding "I am looking forward to helping look after Henry VIII’s suits of armour!"

Foot combat armour of Henry VIII - Photo: © Royal Armouries
Foot combat armour of Henry VIII - Photo: © Royal Armouries

Professor Gunn, Tutor in History at Merton and former Acting Warden, is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Oxford. His books include Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, c1484-1545 (1988), Early Tudor Government, 1485-1558 (1995), War, State and Society in England and the Netherlands, 1477-1559 (2007), Henry VII’s New Men and the Making of Tudor England (2016) and The English People at War in the Age of Henry VIII (2018).

He is currently writing a book on everyday life and accidental death in 16th-century England. He has made regular contributions to radio and television history programmes, publishes in history magazines and speaks to Historical Association branches and local history societies.