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Penelope Corfield

Election Fair, Copenhagen Fields, London, 1795, featuring Thelwall, mid-oratory, at front right, by James Gillray.

Is it possible for dissidents to bring peaceful change to repressive regimes?

Penelope Corfield provides an overview of the many recent lively and entertaining studies of 18th-century Britain.

Penelope J. Corfield proposes a new and inclusive long-span history course – the Peopling of Britain – to stimulate a renewed interest in the subject among the nation’s secondary school students. 

The election for London Mayor took place on May 3rd, marked by the bitter rivalry between the present incumbent Boris Johnson and his predecessor Ken Livingstone. But, says Penelope J. Corfield, it’s just another chapter in London’s long electoral history.

Penelope J. Corfield considers how catastrophic visions of the end of the world have recurred throughout history, in all societies and religions.

Penelope Corfield explores the interdependent relationship between crown and capital from the 17th century onwards that the monarchy ignored at its peril.

Penelope Corfield shows that ridiculing the learned professions is not a new thing.

Penelope Corfield looks at the controversy about religion and ancien régime in the Georgian state and comes to a pluralist conclusion.

Penelope Corfield delights in the traditions and splendours of the Apothecaries Hall in the capital.

Penelope Corfield examines the city of Bath as a model of social change and urban expansion in Hanoverian England.