Professor Mark Stoyle

Co-Investigator at University of Southampton

Mark grew up in Devon, and worked for some years as an archaeologist in Exeter after leaving school.

He was awarded his D.Phil by the University of Oxford in 1992 and is currently Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Southampton.

He has written many books and articles on popular religion and politics in Tudor and Stuart Britain and his particular research interests include the English Civil War; the history of witchcraft; the history of the early modern town and the history of the South-West. His most recent monographs include Soldiers and Strangers: An Ethnic History of the English War (Yale, 2005), The Black Legend of Prince Rupert’s Dog: Witchcraft and Propaganda during the English Civil War (Exeter, 2011), and Water in the City: The Aqueducts and Underground Passages of Exeter (Exeter, 2014).

Mark is a former member of the Council of the Royal Historical Society and sits on the editorial advisory panel of BBC History Magazine; he has also appeared on many TV and radio programmes.

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