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ยป Dr Sarah Mortimer

Dr Sarah Mortimer


BA Oxford, D Phil Oxford

Role or Position

Student and Tutor in Modern History

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Academic Background

I read History as an undergraduate at New College, Oxford, and was then awarded a Harlech scholarship to study at Harvard for a year. I returned to New College for my D Phil, after which I was elected to a Research Fellowship at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge. In 2009 I was appointed Student and Tutor at Christ Church.

Undergraduate Teaching

Early modern Britain and Europe, including papers on Literature and Politics from Thomas More to Andrew Marvell, and on the Commonwealth and Protectorate period.

Research Interests

Intellectual, religious and political history in the early modern period. I am especially interested in the development and impact of heterodox religious and political ideas within the Protestant world.

Publications include

Reason and Religion in the English Revolution: The Challenge of Socinianism (Cambridge, 2010);
co-edited with John Robertson, The Intellectual Consequences of Religious Heterodoxy in Europe (Brill, forthcoming 2011)


I have set up a website to give students a sense of how the Reformation changed the nature of worship in the parishes; it has lots of pictures of what Church services might have looked like under Henry VIII, Elizabeth and Charles I.  It can be found at

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