Dr Jacqueline Rose

Dr Jacqueline Rose

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D. (Cantab.) – Senior Lecturer

Contact Details

E-mail - jer9@st-andrews.ac.uk
Telephone - (0)1334 463303
Fax - +44 (0)1334 462914

Office Hour: Monday 9 - 10 or by email appointment

Research Profile on Research@StAndrews



Teaching and Research Interests

My research and teaching range broadly across early modern British history.  This was an era of political turmoil from the advent of the Tudor dynasty in 1485, the politics of royal minority and queenship, through to the dynastic union of the Three Kingdoms of the seventeenth century, their wars of the 1640s and the Revolution of 1688-9.  It was also an age of religious upheaval: the downfall of the late medieval church, the Tudor Reformations and their fragmentation into religious diversity and early arguments for religious toleration in the seventeenth century.  I have particular interests in the political, religious, and intellectual history of the period, both British and European.  Undergraduate or postgraduate students interested in working on English political, religious, or intellectual history from c.1500 to c.1700 are welcome to contact me.

My research reflects these interests in the political and religious ideas of early modern Britain, in particular the ideas and practices of Tudor and Stuart monarchy.  I also work on the Church of England during the ‘Long Reformation’ from the 1530s to c.1700.  My first book explored the relationship between the monarchy and the Church of England in the later seventeenth century; my current project is a study of ideas of political counsel and concepts of kingship.

I recently edited a volume on The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707 (Proceedings of the British Academy, 204, Oxford University Press, 2016) and run a project on the Politics of Counsel.  For a contemporary perspective, see this blog post on How to be a successful special adviser: five tips.

Professional activities

I am a member of the Editorial Boards of the Clarendon Edition of the Works of John Locke (based at Oxford University Press), of the journals The Seventeenth Century and History of European Ideas, and serve on the Committee of the Ecclesiastical History Society (2014-17).

Main Publications

Godly Kingship in Restoration England: The Politics of the Royal Supremacy, 1660-1688
(Cambridge University Press: Studies in Early Modern British History, 2011)
Winner of the Royal Historical Society’s Whitfield Prize for 2011

(ed.) The Politics of Counsel in England and Scotland, 1286-1707
(Proceedings of the British Academy, 204, Oxford University Press, 2016)
My own chapters in this are:

  • ‘The problem of political counsel in medieval and early modern England and Scotland’
  • ‘Sir Edward Hyde and the problem of counsel in mid-seventeenth-century royalist thought’
  • ‘Councils, counsel, and the seventeenth-century composite state’‘John Locke, “matters indifferent”, and the restoration of the Church of England’, Historical Journal, 48 (2005), pp. 601-21

‘Royal ecclesiastical supremacy and the Restoration Church’, Historical Research, 80 (2007), pp. 324-45

‘Robert Brady’s intellectual history and royalist antipopery in Restoration England’, English Historical Review, 122 (2007), pp. 1287-1317

‘Hobbes among the heretics?’ (Review article), Historical Journal, 52 (2009), pp. 493-511

‘The ecclesiastical polity of Samuel Parker’, The Seventeenth Century, 25 (2010), pp. 350-75

‘Kingship and counsel in early modern England’, Historical Journal, 54 (2011), pp. 47-71

‘“By law established”: The Church of England and the royal supremacy’, in Grant Tapsell, ed., The Later Stuart Church, 1660-1714 (Manchester University Press, 2012)

‘John Locke and the state of toleration’ (Review article), Journal of Ecclesiastical History, 64 (2013), pp. 112-20

‘Religion and revolution in seventeenth century England’ (Review article), The Seventeenth Century, 29 (2014), pp. 293-302

‘The debate over authority: adiaphora, the civil magistrate, and the settlement of religion’, in 1662 revisited, ed. Neil Keeble (Oxford University Press, 2014)

‘The contexts for Locke’s political thought’, in A Companion to Locke, ed. Matthew Stuart (Blackwell, 2015)

‘The godly magistrate’, in The History of Anglicanism, volume I, Reformation and Identity, c.1520-1662, ed. Anthony Milton (Oxford University Press, 2017)

‘Dissent and the state: persecution and toleration’, in The Oxford History of Protestant Dissenting Traditions, volume I, ed. John Coffey (in press)

Administrative Duties

Chair of the Department of Modern History

Associate Director of the Institute of Intellectual History

I was also Director of the Reformation Studies Institute during 2013 to 2014.

Teaching Duties

Participates in the teaching of First and Second Level Modern History and offers the following Honours courses:

MO1007: The Early Modern Western World, c.1450-c.1750  

MO2008: Scotland, Britain, and Empire, c.1500-2000

HI2001: History as a Discipline: Development and key concepts

MO3045: The Politics of Monarchy in Tudor and Stuart England, 1500-1685

MO3047: The Tudors: Power and Piety in Sixteenth Century England

MO3113: Stuart rule and revolution, 1603-1689

MO4967: Elizabethan England: Politics, Religion, and Personalities, 1558-1603

Also co-teaches the following Postgraduate courses:

M.Litt. in Early Modern History

M.Litt. in Intellectual History

M.Litt in Reformation Studies

I also contribute to the M.Litt. programmes in The Book; Legal and Constitutional Research, and Scottish History

Research students

Brian Hanson, ‘Protestant piety and the English bible in sixteenth-century England with special reference to the writings of Thomas Becon’ (co-supervised with Andrew Pettegree)

Andrew Carter: ‘The Episcopal Church in Scotland, 1660-1689’ (with Roger Mason)

Chelsea Reutcke: ‘English Catholic print culture from the Restoration to the Revolution’