Professor Steven Gunn
My research interests are in the political, social, cultural and military history of England and its continental neighbours from the mid-fifteenth to the later sixteenth century. I am principal investigator of a project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council on everyday life and fatal hazard in sixteenth-century England.
I teach British and European History between 1330 and 1700, including the undergraduate Special Subject 'The Trial of the Tudor State: politics, religion and society, 1540-1560' and the MSt/MPhil paper on 'State and Society in Early Modern Europe'. I supervise graduate students working on British and European political, social and cultural history in the period 1450-1600.
- Professor Gunn's page on the Faculty of History website
- 'Everyday death in Shakespeare's England' - A talk by Steven Gunn for the Bodleian Libraries' 'Shakespeare's Dead' exhibition
- The 2015 James Ford Lectures in British History: 'The English people at war in the age of Henry VIII'
- Listen to Steven Gunn on BBC Radio 4's 'In Our Time - The Battle of Bosworth Field'
I have written books on 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) and edited Cardinal Wolsey: Church, State and Art (1991), Authority and Consent in Tudor England (2002), The Court as a Stage: England and the Low Countries, 1270-1580 (2005) and Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales: Life, Death and Commemoration (2009). I am now completing a book on everyday life and accidental death in sixteenth-century England.