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Dr Mark Hailwood

Associate Research Fellow


Extension: 4189

Telephone: 01392 724189

I am a social historian of England in the period c.1500-1750, with a particular interest in the relationship between historical change and the everyday lives of ordinary men and women. My published work to date has focused on three main areas:

  • the political, social, and cultural histories of drinking and drinking houses
  • the relationship between working life and identity
  • approaches to studying 'history from below' and 'popular culture'

My first book, Alehouses and Good Fellowship in Early Modern England, was published in 2014. For more information on my other publications see both the 'Publications' section of these pages and my page.

I am currently working with Professor Jane Whittle on a Leverhulme Trust funded project on 'Women's Work in Rural England, 1500-1700', investigating women's work activities using incidental evidence from church court depositions, quarter sessions examinations and coroners' rolls from Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. For more information visit our project website.

I am a contributor to the collaborative early modern history blog the many-headed monster; I tweet in a professional capacity @mark_hailwood; and I am a co-ordinator of the international and interdisciplinary Drinking Studies Network.