Julia Merritt

Julia Merritt is associate professor of early modern British history at the University of Nottingham and co-convenes the Medieval and Tudor London seminar, held at London’s Institute of Historical Research. She has published extensively on the social, religious and political history of early modern London and her books include Westminster 1640-1660: A Royal City in a Time of Revolution (2013); The Social World of Early Modern Westminster: Abbey, Court and Community, 1525-1640 (2005) and Imagining Early Modern London: Perceptions and Portrayals of the City from Stow to Strype 1598-1720 (ed., 2001). Her articles have investigated topics such as church-building , parochial politics and the later refashionings of Stow’s Survey, the last of which emerged from her 2007 Leverhulme-funded online version of John Strype’s 1720 Survey of London. Her current interests include space, politics and urban identity, London’s religious cultures, and the neighbourhood of the early Stuart royal court.

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