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ABOUT WILLIAM ROBISON

William B. (Bill) Robison III is Professor of History and Head of the Department of History and Political Science at Southeatern Louisiana University. He is a native of Lecompte, Louisiana, a town famous for ham and racehorses and recently designated by the state legislature as the Pie Capital of Louisiana. He earned the PhD in history at Louisiana State University in 1983 under the supervision of Professor Frederic A. Youngs, Jr. He has been a faculty member in Southeastern Louisiana University's Department of History and Political Science since 1983, served as coordinator of the M.A. in History program from 1992 to 1998, and has been Department Head since 1999. He currently teaches course on British History and Early Modern European History. He received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in the College of Arts and Sciences in 1992, the Southeastern President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1996, and held the Fay Warren Reimers Distinguished Teaching Professorship in the Humanities from 1996 to 1999. He also served as Academic Coordinator of two U.S. Department of Education Teaching American History Grants awarded to the Tangipahoa Parish School District in partnership with Southeastern between 2004 and 2011. He is co-editor of the Historical Dictionary of Stuart England (1996) and Historical Dictionary of Late Medieval England (2002); co-author of The Tudors on Film and Television; and author of numerous articles and reviews on the history of early modern England. His current research involves the intersection of national and local politics during the English Reformation and further work dealing with the Tudors on film and television. He also is involved with the production of a TAH-funded film, Louisiana During World War II. He coordinates the annual cycle of History and Political Science Lectures at Southeastern, including the Constitution Day Lecture (September), 'Then and Now' Fanfare History and Politics Lecture Series (October), Veterans Day Lecture (November), Black History and Politics Lecture Series (February), Women's History Month Lecture Series (March), Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) Lecture (April), and Deep Delta Civil War Symposium (June), as well as the Christwood Arts and Lectures Series. He is a member of the Louisiana Historical Association, North American Conference on British Studies, and Sixteenth Century Studies Conference. He has conducted numerous library programs for the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Readings in Literature and Culture (RELIC), most recently Elizabeth I of England and Her Times, and he frequently delivers public lectures on the Tudors and other topics. He also is a musician, a maker of short films, and has published poetry of uncertain merit. He and his wife Bibbet live with their daughters Zoë and Molly, three cats, three dogs, and an itinerant possum in Baton Rouge; his son Matt has escaped to Fort Worth and married Sara Gibbons.

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Chapters in Books

'Eight-and-a-Half Minutes is a Long, Long Time: The Music-Cultural and Musicological Context of Don McLean’s American Pie,' in Raymond I. Schuck and Ray Schuck, eds., Do You Believe in Rock and Roll? Essays on Don McCLean's 'America Pie' (McFarland, 2012).

 

 

 

“Stripped of Their Altars: Film, Faith and Henrician Royal Women from the Silent Era to Showtime’s The Tudors, 1895-1912,” in Julie A. Chappell, Kamille Stone Stanton, and Kaley A. Kramer, eds., Reforming Inspirations: Women during the English Reformations, (forthcoming).

Refereed Articles

'The National and Local Significance of Wyatt's Rebellion in Surrey,' Historical Journal, vol. 30, no. 4 (1988), 769-90.

 

 

  

 


'Murder at Crowhurst: A Case Study in Early Tudor Law Enforcement,' Criminal Justice History, An International Annual, vol. 9 (1988), 31-62.

 

 

 

 

 

'The Reformation and Local Government in England: The Case of Surrey, 1529-1570,' Lamar Journal for the Humanities, vol. 14, nos. 1 & 2 (1988), 61-84.

'Age and Magistracy in the Tudor Shires: The Justices of the Peace of Hampshire and Surrey, 1485-1570,' co-authored with Ronald H. Fritze, in Lamar Journal for the Humanities, vol. 20, no. 1 (spring 1994), 27-59.

 

 

Articles in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, ed. H. G. C. Matthew (Oxford University Press, 2004): 

 

 

 

Browne, Sir Anthony (c.1500–1548)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/3665, accessed 1 July 2012]

Fitzwilliam, William, earl of Southampton (c.1490–1542)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/9663, accessed 1 July 2012]

Mabot , Richard (c.1487–1539)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, May 2012 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/103382, accessed 1 July 2012]

More, Sir Christopher (b. in or before 1483, d. 1549)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/77080, accessed 1 July 2012]

Peckham, Henry (b. in or before 1526, d. 1556)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/21744, accessed 1 July 2012]

Walsingham, Sir Edmund (b. in or before 1480, d. 1550)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Jan 2008 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/28622, accessed 1 July 2012]

'The Bawdy Master of St. Thomas’ Hospital,' in Historical Research: The Bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, vol. 83, no. 221 (2010), 565-74.

 

 

 

 


Selected Non-Refereed Articles

In Frank MaGill, ed., Great Lives from History: Ancient and Medieval (Salem Press, 1988):  "Charlemagne," 442-48; "Thomas a Kempis," 2145-51.

 

 

 

In James S. Olson, ed., Historical Dictionary of European Imperialism (Greenwood Press, 1991):  "Pedro Cabral," 104-6; "Christopher Columbus," 139-42; "Hernan Cortes," 156-58; "Louis Joliet," 335-36, "Spanish Armada," 578-80.

 

 

 

 

In Ronald H. Fritze, ed., Historical Dictionary of Tudor England (Greenwood, 1991), "Spanish Armada," 29-31; "Bastard Feudalism," 47-48; "Treason Trial of the Duke of Buckingham," 76-77; "College of Physicians," 112-13; "Family of Love," 197; "Catherine Howard," 250-51; "Thomas Howard, Earl of Surrey and 2nd Duke of Norfolk," 251-52; "Justices of the Peace," 280-83; "Lady Jane Grey Coup," 293-94; "Law of Treason," 504-5; "Wyatt's Rebellion," 550-52.

 

 

In James S. Olson, ed.  Historical Dictionary of the Spanish Empire, 1402-1975 (Greenwood, 1991):  "Spanish Armada," 569-71.

 

 

 

 

 

 

In James Moncure, ed., Research Guide to European Historical Biography (Washington, D. C.: Beacham Publishing, Inc., 1992), vol. 4, "Thomas Wolsey," 2055-70.

 

 


 

In Arnold Blumberg, ed., Great Leaders, Great Tyrants: Opposing Views on People Who Have Influenced History (Greenwood, 1995):  "Richard III," 283-88; "Thomas Wolsey," 334-39.

 

 

 

 

 

"The Christopher Columbus Controversy," co-authored with Charles A. Dranguet, Southeastern Magazine, vol. 9 (summer 1992), 2-5.

"A Philosophy for Teaching," Southeastern Magazine, vol. 11 (summer 1994), 14-15.


 


In James S. Olson, ed., Historical Dictionary of the British Empire (Greenwood, 1996): "Charles Blount, Lord Mountjoy," 147-49; "Fleet of Defence," 433-34; "Poynings Laws," 901-2; "Con Bracach O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone (1484-1559)," 841-43; "Hugh O'Neill (1540-1616)," 843-44; "Shane O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone (1530-1567)," 844-45; "Sir Edward Poynings," 899; "Poynings Expedition (1494-1496)," 900-1; "Sir Henry Sidney," 1006-8; "Spanish Armada," 1043-45; "Tyrone Rebellion of 1594-1603," 1112-13; "Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford," 1151-52.

 

In Andrew Traver, ed., From Polis to Empire: The Ancient World to 500 A.D.: A Biographical Dictionary, in "The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World" series (Greenwood Press, 2001): "Agricola,” 6-7; "Boudicca," 72-73; "Cunobelinus," 116-17; "Patrick, Saint," 275-77;  "Pelagius," 281-82; "Riothamus," 336; "Zoroaster," 408-10. 

 

 


In Jana Schulman, ed., The Rise of the Medieval World, 500-1300: A Biographical Dictionary, in "The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World" series (Greenwood Press, 2002):  "Alfred the Great," 28-31; "Asser," 43-44; "Henry Bracton," 81-83; "Charlemagne," 96-98; "Cnut," 107-9; "Edward I," 125-26; "Offa," 318-19

 


 

 

In Clay Drees, ed., The Late Medieval Age of Crisis and Renewal, 1300-1500: A Biographical Dictionary, in "The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World" series  (Greenwood Press, 2001): "Louis 'the Great,' King of Hungary and Poland," 297-98; "Louis IV 'the Bavarian,' King of the Germans and Holy Roman Emperor," 298-300; "Martin I 'the Humanist,' King of Aragon," 331-32; "Pedro IV 'the Ceremonious,' King of Aragon and Catalonia," 388-89.

 

 

In Jo Eldridge Carney, ed., Renaissance and Reformation, 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary, (Greenwood, 2001): "Lancelot Andrews," 12-13; "William Camden," 61-62; "William Gilbert," 162-63; "William Harrison," 185-86; "James I," 206-7; "John Knox," 216-17; "Sir Thomas Overbury," 271-72; "John Stow," 337-38.

 

 

 

 

In Christopher Baker, ed., Absolutism and the Scientific Revolution, 1600-1720: A Biographical Dictionary, in "The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World" series (Greenwood Press, 2002): "Lancelot Andrews," 6-7; "William Gilbert," 137-38; "William Kidd," 205; "Robert MacGregor," 246-47; "Sir Thomas Overbury," 288-89.



 

In Kevin E. Dodson, ed., Enlightenment and Revolution, 1690-1815: A Biographical Dictionary, in "The Great Cultural Eras of the Western World" series: "William Blackstone," "James Cook," "Edward Gibbon," "Henry St. John, Viscount Bolingbroke," "John and Charles Wesley," "George Whitefield," "William Wilberforce."

 

In David M. Loades, ed., Reader's Guide to British History, 2 vols. (Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2003):  "Bibliographical Studies 1: England (before 1500)," 145-47; "Sir Reginald Bray," 181-83; “Dioceses of Salisbury and Winchester,” 364-65; "Historical Dictionaries and Reference Works," 637-39; "Nicholas Sanders," 1157-58.

 


For the ABC-CLIO World at War Database 'Enduring Questions' series: Enduring Question: Was the English Civil War primarily a political rebellion, a constitutional struggle, a religious conflict, or a bourgeois revolution? Response Essay: The English Civil War was primarily a religious conflict.

Poetry

Haiku for the Twelve Caesars: A Baker’s Dozen,” in Asinine Poetry, September 2010.

 

 

 

D’Boat,” in decomP magazinE, October 2010.

 

 

 

 

 

“Baron Samedi at the Blues Festival,” Paddlefish, 2011.

“Leon’s Meth Lab,” Paddlefish, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Apotheosis of St Leroy,” Anemone Sidecar, 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pasche,” Amethyst Arsenic, 2011.

 

 

 

 

Dog Days,” Carcinogenic Poetry, May 2011.

Gone Pecan Done Blown a Gasket,” Carcinogenic Poetry, May 2011.

 

 

 

 

 

Brut Is For Pussies,” amphibi.us, June 2011.

 

 

 

 

Clean Hands,” Mayday Magazine #5.

 

 

 

 

 

Foggy Morning Segue,” Apollo’s Lyre, September 2011.

 

 

 

 

“Delta Theta Alpha Beta,” On Spec, forthcoming.

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Beignets," Forge, forthcoming.

 

 

 

 


 

 

Almost Summer," fall 2012.

"God Is A Redheaded Woman," fall 2012

"Stripped," fall 2012.

 

 

Attention Madison Avenue, Time to Shave Another Customer,” Children, Churches and Daddies, vol. 239 (December 2012).

Checked Mates,” Children, Churches and Daddies, vol. 240 (January 2013).

“Fanatics,” Children, Churches and Daddies, vol. 241 (February 2013).

“Guns,” Children, Churches and Daddies, vol. 242 (March 2013).

“Throat Cancer and the Hungry Nation,” Children, Churches and Daddies, vol. 243 (April 2013).

“Vernon Eugene at the Civil War Roundtable,” Children, Churches and Daddies, vol. 244 (May 2013).

"Academic Retreat," Burningword Literary Journal, forthcoming.

"Divine Confection," Burningword Literary Journal, forthcoming.

"Dry," Burningword Literary Journal, forthcoming.

"Ethicist," Burningword Literary Journal, forthcoming.

"Shroud," Burningword Literary Journal, forthcoming.

"Troubadour," Burningword Literary Journal, forthcoming.

"Virginia," Coe Review, forthcoming.

Guest Appearances on KSLU's Rock School

Rock School Roundtable Part 2 (4/19/12)

Lecture Series: Protest Songs (6/17/12)

Lecture Series: History Songs (6/24/12)

Lecture Series: Religion Songs (7/1/12)

Lecture Series: Science Songs (7/8/12) 

Election Show (10/28/12)

Selected Reviews

Gregory A. Stiverson, Poverty in and Land of Plenty: Tenancy in Eighteenth Century Maryland, in Eighteenth Century Bibliography, 1981.

Michael Birkner, Samuel Southard: Jeffersonian Whig, in Choice, September 1984, 701-2.

Robert Ashton, Reformation and Revolution, 1558-1660, in Choice, November 1984, 546-47. 

Piers Mackesy, War Without Victory: The Downfall of Pitt, 1799-1802, in Choice, February 1985, 487. 

Richard M. Smith, ed., Land, Kinship, and Lifecycle, in Choice, November 1985, 441.

Jasper Ridley, Henry VIII: The Politics of Tyranny, in Choice, December 1985, 498.

Jenny Wormald, Lords and Men in Scotland: Bonds of Manrent 1442-1603, in Choice, 503.

James C. Bryant, Tudor Drama and Religious Controversy, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 16, no. 4 (winter 1985), 553.

Millicent V. Hay, The Life of Robert Sidney, Earl of Leicester, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 16, no. 4, (winter 1985), 556-57.

Ralph Griffiths and Roger Thomas, The Making of the Tudor Dynasty, in Choice, March 1986, 417-18.

John H. Timmis III, Thine is the Kingdom: The Trial for Treason of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, First Minister to King Charles I and Last Hope of the English Crown, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 17, no. 1 (spring 1986), 108.

George Rude, Criminal and Victim: Crime and Society in Early Nineteenth Century England, in Choice, June 1986, 461-62.

A. G. Dickens and John M. Tonkin, The Reformation in Historical Thought, in Choice, November 1986, 484-85.

Michael D. Bristol, Carnival and Theater: Plebeian Culture and the Structure of Authority in Renaissance England, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 18, no. 1 (spring 1987), 124-25.

Oscar and Lillian Handlin, Liberty and Power, 1600-1760, vol. 1 in Liberty in America, 1600 to the Present, in Choice, December 1986, 512-13.

Margaret DeLacy, Prison Reform in Lancashire, 1700-1850: A Study in Local Administration, in Choice, February 1987, 429-30.

Andrew Rothstein, Peter the Great and Marlborough: Politics and Diplomacy in Converging Wars, in Choice, February 1987, 474-75. 

James E. Bradley, Popular Politics and the American Revolution: Petitions, the Crown, and Public Opinion, in Choice, March 1987, 499.

John Sainsbury, Disaffected Patriots: London Supporters of Revolutionary America, 1769 1782, in Choice, July-August 1987, 493-94.

Vernon F. Snow and Anne Steele Young, eds., The Private Journals of the Long Parliament, 7 March to 1 June 1642, for Choice, consultant review, 1987.

Lacey Baldwin Smith, Treason in Tudor England: Politics and Paranoia, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 18, no. 4 (winter 1987), 605-6.

Roy Strong, Henry Prince of Wales and England's Lost Renaissance, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 18, no. 4 (winter 1987), 614-15.

Robin F. A. Fabel, Bombast and Broadsides: The Lives of George Johnstone, in Choice, January 1988, 482.

Cynthia B. Herrup, The Common Peace: Participation and the Criminal Law in Seventeenth Century England, in Choice, March 1988, 447-48.

David Loades, The Tudor Court, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 19, no. 1 (spring 1988), 117-18.

John Finet, Ceremonies of Charles I: The Notebooks of John Finet, Master of Ceremonies, 1628-1641, ed. by Albert J. Loomie, in Choice, June 1988, 477-78.

Bruce Galloway, The Union of England and Scotland, 1603-1608, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 19, no. 3 (fall 1988), 503-4.

Robert S. Gottfried, Doctors and Medicine in Medieval England 1340-1530, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 19, no. 3 (fall 1988), 522.   

Robert W. Scribner, Popular Culture and Popular Movements in Reformation Germany, in Choice, November 1988, 518-19.

Brian R. Mitchell, British Historical Abstracts, in American Reference Book Annual (1989), 189.

Stanley H. Palmer, Police and Protest in England and Ireland, 1780-1850, in Choice, April 1989, 523-24.

Roger B. Manning, Village Revolts: Social Protest and Popular Disturbances in England, 1509 -1640, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 20, no. 3 (fall 1989), 500-1. 

Diarmaid MacCulloch, Suffolk Under the Tudors: Politics and the Reformation in an English County, 1500-1600, in The Historian, vol. 51, no. 4 (1989), 654-55.

Peter Pierson, Commander of the Armada: The Seventh Duke of Medina Sidonia, in Choice, May 1990, 506.

A. D. Harvey, ed., Lord Grenville, 1759-1834: A Bibliography, in American Reference Book Annual  (1990), 301.

Nancy G. Siraisi, Avicenna in Renaissance Italy: The Canon and Medical Teaching in Italian Universities After 1500, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 21, no. 2 (spring 1990), 264-66.

John Guy, Tudor England, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 22, no. 1 (spring 1991), 158.

Narasingha P. Sil, William Lord Herbert of Pembroke (c.1517-1570): Politique and Patriot, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 22, no. 2 (summer 1991), 383-84.

Richard L. Greaves, Enemies Under His Feet: Radicals and Nonconformists in Britain, 1664-1677, in Choice, January 1991, 479-80. 

Margaret Bonney, Lordship in the Urban Community: Durham and Its Overlords, 1250-1540, in The Historian, vol. 53, no. 4  (summer 1991), 770-71.

John Chartres and David Hey, eds., English Rural Society 1500-1800: Essays In Honor of Joan Thirsk, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 22, no. 4 (winter 1991), 874-75.

Ronald J. Caldwell, The Era of Napoleon: A Bibliography of the History of Western Civilization, 1799-1815, 2 vols., in American Reference Book Annual (1992), 184-85.

M. J. Rodriguez-Salgada and Simon Adams, eds., England, Spain, and The Grand Armada, 1585-1604, in Choice, February 1992, 503-4.

Alison Plowden, The Elizabethan Secret Service, in The Historian, vol. 55, no. 1 (autumn 1992), 133-34.

J. H. Hexter, ed., Parliament and Liberty From the Reign of Elizabeth to the English Civil War, in Choice, consultant review, 1992.

Stephen Foster, The Long Argument: English Puritanism and the Shaping of New England Culture, 1570-1700, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 23, no. 4 (winter 1992), 854-55. 

John W. Yolton, Roy Porter, Pat Rogers, and Barbara Maria Stafford, eds., The Blackwell Companion to the Enlightenment, in American Reference Book Annual (1993), 233-34.

Christopher Harper-Bill, ed., The Register of John Morton, Archbishop of Canterbury, 1486-1500, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 24, no. 2 (summer 1993), 481-82.

Robert Tittler, Architecture and Power, in The Historian, vol. 55, no. 4 (summer 1993), 766-67.

Virginia F. Stern, Sir Stephen Powle of Court and Country: Memorabilia of a Government Agent for Queen Elizabeth I, Chancery Official, and English Country Gentleman, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 24, no. 4 (winter 1993), 1033.

Elizabeth Skerpan, The Rhetoric of Politics in the English Revolution, 1642-1660, in Sixteenth Century Journal, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 24, no. 4 (winter 1993), 1034-35.

Kevin Sharpe, The Personal Rule of Charles I, in Choice, July/August 1993, 522.

Robert Harris, A Patriot Press: National Politics and the London Press in the 1740s, in The Historian, vol. 56, no. 3 (spring 1994), 594-95. 

Christopher Allmand, Henry V, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 25, no. 1 (spring 1994), 249-50.

Esther Cope, Handmaid of the Holy Spirit: Dame Eleanor Davies, Never Soe Mad a Ladie, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 25, no. 2 (summer 1994), 495-96.

Lynn H. Parsons, ed., John Quincy Adams: A Bibliography, in American Reference Book Annual (1994), 205.

Frances E. Dolan, Dangerous Familiars: Representations of Domestic Crime in England, 1550-1700, in Choice, November 1994, 534-35.

Glenn Burgess, The Politics of the Ancient Constitution: An Introduction to English Political Thought, 1603-1642, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 26, no. 1 (spring 1995), 186-87.

Ronald M. Berger, The Most Necessary Luxuries: The Mercers' Company of Coventry, 1550-1680, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 26, no. 1 (spring 1995), 187-88.

R. B. Wernham, The Return of the Armadas: The Last Years of the Elizabethan War Against Spain, 1595-1603, in Choice, April 1995. 

J. Gwynfor Jones, Early Modern Wales, c.1525-1640, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 26, no. 2 (summer 1995), 495-96.

Alison Weir, Lancaster and York: The Wars of the Roses, in Library Journal, August 1995.

Cord Oestmann, Lordship and Community: The Lestrange Family and the Village of Hunstanton, Norfolk, in the First Half of the Sixteenth Century, in Albion, vol. 27, no. 4 (winter 1995), 656-58.

Desmond Seward, The Wars of the Roses Through the Lives of Five Men and Women in the Fifteenth Century, in Library Journal, vol. 120, no. 16 (October 1, 1995), 100.

Stephen Saunders Webb, Lord Churchill's Coup: The Anglo-American Empire and the Glorious Revolution Reconsidered, in Library Journal, vol. 120, no. 19 (November 15, 1995), 88.

J. North Conway, American Literacy: Fifty Books That Define Our Culture and Ourselves, in American Reference Book Annual, 1995.

Barry Coward, The Stuart Age, in History: Reviews of New Books, 1995.

John Cummins, Francis Drake, in Library Journal, vol. 121, no. 1 (January 1996), 108-9.

Steven G. Ellis, Tudor Frontiers and Noble Power: The Making of the British State, in Sixteenth Century Journal, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 27, no 1 (spring 1996), 196-97 

Steven G. Ellis, Tudor Frontiers and Noble Power: The Making of the British State  [different review from above] in Choice, February 1996, 1002. 

Bill Couth, Grantham During the Interregnum: The Hallbook of Grantham, 1641-1649, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 27, no. 2 (summer 1996), 496-98.

Alan Marshall, Intelligence and Espionage in the Reign of Charles II, 1660-1684, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 27, no. 2 (summer 1996), 505-6.

Mark Knights, Politics and Opinion in Crisis, 1678-81, in Seventeenth Century News, spring-summer 1996, 19-20.

P. R. Newman, The Old Service: Royalist Regimental Colonels and the Civil War, 1642-46, in Seventeenth Century News, spring-summer 1996, 21-22. 

Karen Lindsey, Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII, in Academic Library Book Review, vol. 11, no. 2 (spring 1996), 13.

Ciaran Brady, The Chief Governors: The Rise and Fall of Reform Government in Tudor Ireland 1536-1588, in Parliamentary History, vol. 15, pt. 3 (1996), 417-18.

Peter Hanns Reill and Ellen Judy Wilson, Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment, in American Reference Book Annual, 1997, 215.

C. V. Wedgwood, Montrose, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 28, no. 1 (spring 1997), 326-27.

Alan R. Young, ed., The English Emblem Tradition: Emblematic Flag Devices of the English Civil Wars 1642-1660, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 28, no. 1 (spring 1997), 358-59.

Louis A. Knafla, Kent at Law 1602, The County Jurisdiction: Assizes and Sessions of the Peace, in English Historical Review, vol. 112, no. 447 (June 1997), 742-43.

Margaret Spufford, ed., The World of Rural Dissenters, 1520-1725, in The Journal of Modern History, vol. 69, no. 2 (June 1997), 335-36.

Ben Howell, Law and Disorder in Tudor Monmouthshire, in Journal of the Society of Archivists, vol. 18, no. 1 (1997), 125-26.

Christopher Durston and Jacqueline Eales, eds., The Culture of English Puritanism, 1560-1700, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 28, no. 2 (1997), 648-50.

Lawrence Manley, Literature and Culture in Early Modern London, in Clio: A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History, vol. 26, no. 4 (summer 1997), 494-502.

Victor L. Stater, Noble Government: The Stuart Lord Lieutenancy and the Transformation of English Politics, in Continuity and Change, forthcoming 1998.

William H. Sherman, John Dee: The Politics of Reading and Writing in the English Renaissance, in Renaissance and Reformation, vol. 21, no. 2 (1997), 71-3.

Meg Lota Brown, Donne and the Politics of Conscience in Early Modern Europe, in Journal of Church and State, vol. 39., no. 34 (autumn 1997), 806-7.

Peter Clarke, Hope and Glory: Britain, 1900-1990, in Library Journal, vol. 122, no. 6 (April 1, 1997), 88.

Elaine V. Beilin, ed., The Examinations of Anne Askew, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 28, no. 4 (winter 1997), 1424-26.

Geoffrey Moorhouse, Sun Dancing: A Vision of Medieval Ireland, in Library Journal, vol. 122, no. 15 (September 15, 1997), 88.

Martha Carlin, Medieval Southwark, in Southern History, 1998.

Richard W. Stewart, The English Ordnance Office, 1585-1625: A Case Study in Bureaucracy, in Mariner's Mirror, vol. 84, no. 1 (February 1998), 107-8.

Thomas M. McCoog, The Society of Jesus in Ireland, Scotland, and England 1541-1588:  "Our Way of Proceeding", in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 29, no. 2 (summer 1998), 517-20.

Judith Devlin and Ronan Fanning, ed., Religion and Rebellion, in History: Reviews of New Books, vol. 26, no. 4 (summer 1998), 208-9.

Juliet Gardiner and Neil Wenborn, eds., The Columbia Companion to British History, in American Reference Book Annual, 1998, 205.

Oliver Knox, Rebels and Informers: Stirrings of Irish Independence, in Library Journal, vol. 123, no. 2 (February 1, 1998), 99.

Keith Windschuttle, The Killing of History: How Literary Critics and Social Theorists Are Murdering Our Past, in Choice, March 1998.

Charles Carlton, ed., State, Sovereigns, & Society in Early Modern England: Essays in Honour of A. J. Slavin, in Albion, vol. 30, no. 4 (winter 1998), 680-82.

Daniel Goffman, Britons in the Ottoman Empire, 1642-1660, in Choice, vol. 36, no. 1 (September 1998).

Keith Jenkins, On "What Is History?": From Carr and Elton to Rorty and White, in Clio:  A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History, vol. 28, no. 3 (summer 1999), 354-64.

Margaret Aston and Colin Richmond, eds., Lollardy and the Gentry in the Later Middle Ages, in The Historian, vol. 62, no. 1 (fall 1999), 178-79.

David Loades, Tudor Government: Structures of Authority in the Sixteenth Century, in Parliamentary History, vol. 18, no. 1 (1999), 84-86.

A. R. Warmington, Civil War, Interregnum, and Restoration in Gloucestershire, 1640-1672, in History: Reviews of New Books, vol. 27, no. 2 (winter 1999), 67-8.

Frank Ankersmit and Hans Kellner, A New Philosophy of History, in Clio: A Journal of Literature, History and the Philosophy of History, vol. 28, no. 4 (summer 1999), 464-73.

Caroline Litzenberger, The English Reformation and the Laity: Gloucestershire, 1540-1580, in Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 1999.

Michael Hicks, Warwick the Kingmaker, in History: Reviews of New Books, vol. 27, no. 4 (summer 1999), 165-66,

Elizabeth Lane Furdell, James Welwood: Physician to the Glorious Revolution, in Choice, vol. 37, no. 1 (September 1999).

David L. Smith, The Stuart Parliaments 1603-1689, in Choice, vol. 37, no. 4 (December 1999).

Henry A. Jeffries, Priests and Prelates of Armagh in the Age of Reformations, 1518-1558, in Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 31, no. 1 (spring 2000), 228-29.

John C. Super, ed., Encyclopedia of North American History, 11 vols., in American Reference Book Annual, 2000, 229. 

Jennifer Loach, Edward VI, in Choice.

Dallas G. Denery II, Seeing and Being Seen in the Later Medieval World, in Journal of Church and State, 2006.

Stephen Alford, Burghley: William Cecil at the Court of Elizabeth I, in Journal of Ecclesiastical History 61 (2010): 638-39.

Alison Gomes, The Web of Empire: English Cosmopolitans in an Age of Expansion 1560-1660, in The Historian, forthcoming.

Charles W. A. Prior, A Confusion of Tongues: Britain's Wars of Reformation 1625-1642, in The Journal of Church and State, forthcoming.

Selected Presentations to Professional Associations

"Researching Family History in British Archives: Some Sources for the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries," presented to the Southeast Louisiana Historical Association, February 1984.

"Sources for Family History in England: An Overview," presented to the Louisiana Genealogical Symposium, February 1984.

"The Reformation and the Justices of the Peace of Surrey," presented to the Southern Conference on British Studies, meeting jointly with the Southern Historical Association, November 1984.  Revised version published in Lamar Journal for the Humanities (1989).

"Murder at Crowhurst: A Case Study in Early Tudor Law Enforcement," presented to the Western Conference on British Studies, October 1985.  Revised version published in Criminal Justice History, An International Annual (1988).

"Justice, Deference, and Authority in Surrey During Wolsey's Ascendancy," presented by invitation to the Midwest Conference on British Studies, October 1987.

"An Alternative Honors Core Curriculum--The Big Easy and Cheap," co-authored with James Walter, presented to the Conference for Coherence in the Liberal Arts, October 1988.

"Early Elizabethan Parliamentary Elections in Surrey," presented to the Western Conference on British Studies, October 1989. 

"Thomas Cromwell, the Reformation, and Local Government in Surrey, 1529-1540," at the North American Conference on British Studies (as part of a Sir Geoffrey Elton Remembrance Program to honor the late Regius Professor of History at Cambridge), October 1995. 

"Kings and Counties: Purges, Rebellion, and Restoration on the Commissions of the Peace in Southern England in the 1480s," in a session on "The Diocese of Winchester from Old Religion to Reformation, c.1400-1553" at the North American Conference on British Studies, October 1996.

"The Reformation and Politics in Surrey During the Reign of Edward VI," in a session on "Religion and Society in Early Modern Europe," at the Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October 1998

“Conflict, Consensus, Community, and Class: The Historiography of English Counties, 1400-1700,” South Central Renaissance Conference, March 2003.

“The Challenges of Teaching History at Masters I Institution,” Gulf South History and Humanities Conference, October 2003.

“A Teaching American History Grant Program: ‘Louisiana's Role in Traditional American History,’” Gulf South History and Humanities Conference, October 2005.

“‘Variance, Trouble, and Misorder’: Factional Conflict in Surrey During Cardinal Wolsey's Ascendancy,” Louisiana Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, October 2005.

 “Louisiana in Traditional American History: A Teaching American History Grant,” Louisiana Leads Conference, July 2006.

 “Natural Disaster as a Teachable Moment: A Teaching American History Grant in Post-Katrina Louisiana,’” Gulf South History and Humanities Conference, October 2006.

“Richard III and the Rebellions of 1483 and 1485: A Reassessment,” Louisiana Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, October 2006.

“Louisiana in Traditional American History: A Teaching American History Grant,” Louisiana Council for the Social Studies, November 2006.

“Natural Disasters and TAH Grants,” discussion leader, Teaching American History Grant Symposium in conjunction with the Organization of American Historians, March 2007.

“An Old Dog and New Tricks: A Teaching American History Grant the Second Time Around,” Gulf South History and Humanities Conference, October 2007.

“TAH Louisiana: The Challenges of Building Sustainable Partnerships,” Teaching American History Grant National Directors Meeting, October 2007.

Effective Teacher Content Knowledge Measures,” Teaching American History Grant National Directors Meeting, October 2007.

“Louisiana in Traditional American History, Phase Two,” Louisiana Council for the Social Studies, November 2007.

“European and World History Section Roundtable: World History and Western Civilization Courses at Louisiana Colleges and Universities,” Louisiana Historical Association, March 2008.

Moderator for panel, “All The Presidents' Women,” featuring novelist Barbara Hambly, author of Patriot Hearts, and historian Jon Kukla, author of Mr. Jefferson's Women, Tennessee Williams Festival, March 2008.

“Misers, Lechers, Fanatics, and Virgins: The Tudor Kings and Queens on Film,” Louisiana Historical Association, March 2009.

“TAH Grants and the University: New Challenges and Opportunities,” Gulf South History and Humanities Conference, October 2009.

“Homegrown History: Teaching the Art of Documentary Filmmaking” [part of a session on “Louisiana’s Lost Treasure: The Isleños—A Documentary Film” organized by Robison], Phi Alpha Theta Session, Louisiana Historical Association, March 2010.

“The British are Not Coming: Prince Albert, Palmerston, and Civil War Diplomacy,” Louisiana Historical Association, March 2010.

“The Wrath of the King: Henry VIII, Cardinal Wolsey, and the Surrey Justices in Star Chamber” Louisiana Historical Association, March 2011.

“Anne Boleyn: A Hundred Years of Film and Television,” Louisiana Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, October 2011.

“Henry VIII in Popular Culture” Roundtable, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October 2011.

“Why Isn’t Anne of Cleves Ugly? Suspension of Disbelief in The Private Life of Henry VIII and Its Successors,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October 2011

“Doubtful Thomases: Henry VIII’s Ministers on Film,” Louisiana Historical Association, March 2012.

“Cutting-Edge Drama: Assessing Showtime's The Tudors,” Roundtable, Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October 2012.

“Turning Catherine’s Weal: Irene Papas and Maria Doyle Kennedy as Catherine of Aragon,” Sixteenth Century Studies Conference, October 2012.

“From Page to Stage to Critical Rage: The Evolution of the ‘Popular’ Henry VIII,” Southern Conference on British Studies, November 2012.

"The Tudors on Film and Television: Early Modern Monarchs, Modern and Post-Modern Movies," British Scholar Conference, March 2013.

Editorials

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