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Dr John ReeksMA (Hons), MA

Teaching Fellow

John Reeks

Dr John ReeksMA (Hons), MA

Teaching Fellow

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External positions

External Examiner, FdA, BA in History, Heritage and Archaeology, Strode College

1 Sep 201630 Sep 2020

Research interests

Specialises in early modern political and religious history, particularly in relation to the history of the English parish church. His current research interests lie in four main areas:

  • The role played by the Corporation of Bristol during the English Civil Wars. He has written an article on this topic, which was published in Southern History, v.37 (2015).
  • The role played by churchwardens in the early modern Church of England. His doctoral thesis focussed on the churchwardens' accounts of mid-seventeenth century Somerset.
  • The spatial ordering of early modern parish churches and the impact of Laudian liturgical policies.
  • The history of the University of Bristol and, in particular, historians working at the university in the period from the foundation of the College (1876) to the retirement of Professor Charles M. MacInnes (1957).


John teaches a range of undergraduate units relating to the political, religious, cultural and social history of early modern England and Europe. In 2017/18 he will be teaching the following units:

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Postal address:
13-15 Woodland Road
United Kingdom