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Professor Michael Mullett


Michael Mullett

Lancaster University

Bowland College



Research overview

Although I am now officially retired, I will be pleased to receive serious enquiries in my particular fields of research:

  • Reformation studies;
  • Catholic and Nonconformist history; and
  • Early modern north-west regional history.

Research Interests


2012   ‘The End Crowns the Work’: George Leo Haydock, 1774-1849.  Wigan: North West Catholic History Society.  69 p.   9780955846465   [Book]

2011   John Calvin.  London and New York: Routledge and Taylor & Francis. xiv + 285 p.  978045476980   [Book]

2011   ‘ “Composed Entirely of the Poorest Class”: the Establishment of the Parish of St Catherine, Penrith, Cumbria, 1833-1850’.  In: ‘Obstinate Souls’: Essays Presented to J.A.Hilton on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday.  John Davies and Alan Mitchison (eds).  Wigan: North-West Catholic History Society.  p.29-47, 19 p.  9780955846458 [Chapter in book]

12/2011   ‘Bucer, Melanchthon and Zwingli’.  In: History Review, No 71.  p.7-11, 5 p.  [Journal article]

2010   Historical Dictionary of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.  Lanham, MD., Toronto, Ont., Plymouth, UK: Scarecrow Press.  xxxviii + 555 p.   9780810858152  [Book]   

2010   The A to Z of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.  Lanham, MD., Toronto, Ont,. Plymouth, UK: Scarecrow Press.  xlii + 555 p.  9780810876040   [Book]

2009   ‘An English Catholic Traveller: Sir John Courtenay Throckmorton and the Continent, 1792-1793’.  In: Catholic Gentry in English Society. The Throckmortons of Coughton from Reformation to Emancipation.   Peter Marshall and Geoffrey Scott (eds.).   Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing.  p.231-245, 15 p.  0754664325 [Chapter in book]    

2009   ‘ “So They Become Contemptible”: Clergy and Laity in a Mission Territory’.  In: Catholic Communities in Protestant States. Britain and the Netherlands, c.1570-1720.  Bob Moore, Henk van Nierop, Benjamin Kaplan, and Judith Pollmann (eds.). Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press.  p.33-47, 15 p.  9780719079061 [Chapter in book]

03/2008    ‘John Calvin and the “City of God” ’.  In: History Review, No.60.  p.5-11, 6 p.  [Journal article]

2007    ‘ “This Irreligious Art of Liing”: Strategies of Disguise in Post-Reformation English Catholicism’.  In: Journal of Historical Sociology.  Vol.20 (3).  p.328-340, 13 p.  [Journal article]

2006   English Catholicism, 1680-1830.  London: Pickering and Chatto.  6 vols, xxxiii + 2647 p.  1851968245  [Edited texts]

2005 The Literature of the Counter-Reformation’. In: Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800.  Linda Pavlovski (ed.).  London & New York: Thomson Gale, p. 221-233,13 p.  9780787689117 [Chapter in book]

2004   Martin Luther.  London and New York: Routledge.  xv + 284 p. 0415261678  [Book]

2004  ‘The Urban Reformation in North-West England’.  In: North West Catholic History, Vol.31.  p.5-20, 16 p  [Journal article]

2003   With Dr John Callow. 'The Shireburnes of Stonyhurst: Memory and Survival in a Lancashire Catholic Recusant Family'.  In: Shakespeare and Lancaster: Region, Religion and Patronage.  Richard Dutton (ed.).  Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press.  p.169-185, 17 p.   0719063698 [Chapter in book]

2002  ‘The Reformation in the Parish of Whalley’.  In: The Lancashire Witches: Histories and Stories.  Robert Poole (ed.).  Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press.  p.88-104, 17 p.  0719062039  [Chapter in book]

2002   ‘Catholic and Quaker Attitudes to Work, Rest and Play in 17th and 18th Century England’.  In: The Use and Abuse of Time in Christian History.   R.W.Swanson ed.).  Woodridge, Suffolk and Rochester, NY: Boydell Press.  p.185-209, 25 p. 0952973375  [Chapter in book]

2001   ‘Reformation and Renewal, 1450-1690’   In: A History of Lancaster.  Andrew White (ed.)   New edition.  Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.  p.73-116, 44 p.  0748614664  [Chapter in book]

2001   'The Catholic Reformation and the Arts'.  In: Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800.   Tom Schornberg (ed.). Thompsonville, MI: Thomson Gale. 221-233, 13 p.  9781414421513  [Chapter in book]

12/2000   ‘Counter-Reformation and Catholic Reformation Re-visited’.  In: History Review, No.38.  p.21-25, 5  [Journal article]

1999   The Catholic Reformation.  London and New York: Routledge. xi + 258 p. 0415189152   [Book]

1999  With Stuart Mews.  ‘Catholicism and the Church of England in a Northern Library: Henry Halsted and the Burnley Grammar School Library’.  In: Life and Thought in the Northern Church, c.1100-c.1700.  Diana Wood (ed.)   Woodbridge: Boydell Press.  p.533-547, 15 p. 0952973324  [Chapter in book]

12/1999  ‘The Education of Ignatius Loyola’.  In: History Review, No.35.  p.8-13, 6 p [Journal article]

1999   ‘John Lingard in Context’.  In: A Catholic of the Enlightenment: Essays on Lingard's Work and Times.  J.A. Hilton (ed.)   Wigan: North West Catholic History Society.  p.2-9, 8 p.  095310205X [Chapter in book]

1998   Catholics in Britain and Ireland, 1558-1829.   Basingstoke and New York: Macmillan and St Martin’s Press.  xii + 236 p.  033359018X   [Book]

1998   'Late Medieval Piety'.   In: Lancaster University Centre for North West Regional Studies Bulletin, No.12.  p.61-69, 9 p. [Journal article]

1997   'Recusants, Dissenters and North-Western Politics between the Restoration and the Glorious Revolution'.  In: Government, Religion and Society in Northern England, 1000-1700.  John C Appleby and Paul Dalton (eds.).  Stroud: Sutton Publishing.  p.199-209, 11 p.   0750910577  [Chapter in book]

1997   ‘A Catholic Looks at Quakerism’.  In: Quaker Studies, Vol.2:1. p.57-64 , 8p  [Journal article]

09/1997  ‘Zwingli and the Urban Reformation’.  In: History Review, No.28.  p.18-22, 5p.  [Journal article]

1996   John Bunyan in Context, 1628-1688. Keele: Keele University Press. 320p.  19853311626  [Book]

1994   New Light on George Fox 1624-1691.  Michael Mullett (ed.)   York: Ebor Press.  viii + 162p. 1850721424  [Edited book]

1994   ‘Introduction; George Fox and the Society of Friends’  In: New Light on George Fox 1624-1691.  Michael Mullett (ed.)   York: Ebor Press.  p.1-10, 10 p.   1850721424 [Chapter in book]

1994  ‘ “Englishness” and John Bunyan’.  In: Social and Political Identities in Western History.  Claus Bjorn, Alexander Grant and Keith J. Stringer (eds.)   Copenhagen: Academic Press. p.118-127, 10 p.  8750031988  [Chapter in book]

1994  ‘Radical Sects and Dissenting Churches, 1660-1750’  In: A History of Religion in Britain: Practice and Belief form Pre-Roman Times to the Present. Oxford, and Cambridge MA, Blackwell.  p.188-210, 23 p.  0631152814  [Chapter in book]

1994   James II and English Politics, 1678-1688.  London: Routledge.  xiv + 84 p. 0415090423  [Book]

1989   Calvin  London: Methuen.  68 p.   0415000572 [Book]

1989   ‘Popular Culture and the Counter-Reformation’.  In: History of European Ideas, Vol.11.  p.1-7, 7 p.  [Journal article]

1987   Popular Culture and Popular Protest in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Beckenham, Kent: Croom Helm.  x + 176 p.   0709935668   [Book]

1987  ‘ “ A Receptacle for Papists and an Assilum”: Catholicism and Disorder in Late-17th-century Wigan’.  In: The Catholic Historical Review, Vol.73:3.  p.391-407, 17 p.  [Journal article]

1987  ‘Popular Culture and Popular Politics: Some Regional Case Studies’.  In: Britain in the First Age of Party, 1684-1750.  Clyve Jones (ed.).  London, and Roncerverte, WV: Hambledon Press.  p.129-150, 12 p.  0907628893 [Chapter in book]

1986   Luther.  London: Methuen.  54 p.   0416003621 [Book]

1985   ‘ “Men of Knowne Loyalty”: the Politics of the Lancashire Borough of Clitheroe, 1660-1689’.  In: Northern History, Vol.21. p.108-136, 29 p.   [Journal article]

1984   ‘From Sect to Denomination? Social Developments in 18th-century English Quakerism’.  In: Journal of Religious History, Vol.13:2.  p.168-191, 24 p.  [Journal article]

1984   The Counter-Reformation and the Catholic Reformation in Early Modern Europe.  London: Methuen.  ix + 47 p. 0416360602  [Book]

1983   ‘Conflict, Politics and Elections in Lancaster, 1660-1688’.  In: Northern History, Vol.19.  p.61-86, 26 p.  [Journal Article]

1980   Radical Religious Movements in Early Modern Europe.  London: George Allen and Unwin, xxii + 193 p.  004901028X [Book]

1980   ‘ “Deprived of Our Former Place”: the Internal Politics of Bedford, 1660-1688’.  In: Publications of the Bedford Historical Society, vol 59.   p.1-42, 42 p  [Journal article]

1978   Early Lancaster Friends.  Michael Mullett (ed.)  Lancaster: University of Lancaster Centre for North-West Regional Studies.  56 p.   01901699497   [Edited book]

1978  ‘ “The Assembly of God”: the Social Organisation of Lancashire Friends’.  In Early Lancaster Friends.  Michael Mullett (ed.) Lancaster: University of Lancaster Centre for North-West Regional Studies.  p.7-21, 15 p.   01901699497 [Chapter in book]

1975‘ “To Dwell Together in Unity”; the Search for Agreement in Preston Politics, 1660-1690’  In: Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, Vol. 125.  p.61-81, 21 p.  [Journal Article]

1973   ‘The Politics of Liverpool, 1660-1688’.  In: Transactions of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire, Vol. 124.  p.31-56, 26 p.  [Journal Article]

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