Illuminating Elizabethan Political Thought

Illuminating Elizabethan Political Thought Poster

March 24–25, 2023
Notre Dame London Global Gateway

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For more information, contact Rory Rapple

Scheduled presentations

Natural Law and the Elizabethan Commonwealth – Spiritual and Civil?
Sarah Mortimer, University of Oxford

Religion or Politics? The Construction of Conceptual Boundaries in Late 16th Century England and Europe
Noah Millstone, University of Birmingham

Archives, Paperwork, and Political Practice in Elizabethan England
Nicholas Popper, College of William & Mary

“Your hard oppressions have undone the state”: Ruling by Law in Thomas of Woodstock
Lucy Clarke, University of Warwick

Practise into Theory: Peter Wentworth’s Speech about Free Speech in Contexts
Peter Lake, Vanderbilt University

States and the State in Elizabethan Thought
R. Malcolm Smuts, University of Massachusetts, Boston

The Bible and Elizabethan Political Thought
Karl Gunther, University of Miami

The Royal Supremacy and the Ancient Constitution
Alexandra Gajda, University of Oxford

Conquest and Elizabethan Political Thought
Rory Rapple, University of Notre Dame

The Common Law and Elizabethan Political Thought
George Garnett, University of Oxford

Closing Roundtable chaired by R. Malcolm Smuts

Notre Dame sponsors

Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, Henkels Lecture Fund

Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies

Department of History


University of Oxford's Centre for Intellectual History