Jeremy Gregory, D.Phil., F.R.Hist.S.

Pro Vice-Chancellor of Arts, University of Nottingham

Professor Gregory's research and publications have contributed to the debates concerning the role of the Church of England in particular, and religion in general, in English social, cultural, political and intellectual history from the mid seventeenth to the mid nineteenth centuries. His monograph, Restoration, Reformation and Reform 1660-1828: Archbishops of Canterbury and their diocese (2000), is an original and wide-ranging revisionist assessment of the Church in this period. His current research is moving in two (inter-related) directions. First, he is undertaking a major new research project on the role of the Church of England in North America (New England) from the late seventeenth to the late eighteenth centuries. His second current research strand is to investigate the connections between Wesley and his circle and the Church of England as part of his interest in the relationship between conformism and dissent. The rich holdings of the John Rylands Library (particularly the papers relating to the Wesleys, John Fletcher and Mary Bosanquet) shed important light on this theme. 

Select Publications

'"Establishment" and "Dissent" in British North America', in British North America in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, ed. Stephen Foster (Oxford, 2013), 136-169.

"SPG: Anniversary Sermons and Abstracts." In Reporting Christian Missions: Communication, Culture of Knowledge and Regular Publication in a Cross-confessional Perspective, ed. Alexander Schunka and Markus Friedrich (Harrassowitz, 2012).

"Transatlantic Anglican Networks, c. 1680-c. 1770: transplanting, translating and transforming the Church of England." in International Religious Networks, ed. Jeremy Gregory and Hugh McLeod (Boydell and Brewer, 2012). 

Restoration, Reformation, and Reform, 1660-1828: Archbishops of Canterbury and their Diocese (Oxford, 2000). 

(with J. Stevenson) The Routledge Companion to Britain in the 18th Century 1688-1820 (Routledge, 2007). 

'Religion: Faith in the Age of Reason', Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies 34/4 (2011), 435-444.

Research Supervision

Past Supervison: Geordan Hammond, David Hart, Barbara Prosser, David Wilson

email: jeremy.gregory@nottingham.ac.uk