Tony Claydon was educated at Jesus College, Oxford (BA 1988), and University College London (Phd, 1993), before being appointed a Junior Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (1992-5). He joined the staff at Bangor in 1995, and has served as Head of the School of History, Welsh History, and Archaeology, Head of the College of Arts and Humanities, as well as Director of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern (IMEMS) Studies at the Universities of Aberystwyth and Bangor. His doctoral thesis was on William III, and he has continued to research various aspects of religion, political culture and rhetoric, and national identity in the late Stuart era in England and Wales. He is author of William III and the godly revolution (Cambridge University Press, 1996), a study of court propaganda in the 1690s; of Europe and the making of England, 1660-1760 (Cambridge University Press, 2007), a major project on English attitudes to foreign protestants, and the English sense of Europe; The revolution in time (Oxford University Press, 2020) - a study of how people who lived through the revolution of 1688-9 conceptualised chronology, modernity and progress, and of articles on 'Britishness', and religion in late Stuart England. He also organizes a series of major international conferences on the Restoration in Britain and Ireland that have been held in Bangor since 2005.
Areas of Teaching & Supervision
The Birth of Modern Europe? Society and the state 1450-1550
England and Wales, 1618-1715
The European reformation and counter-reformation
Royal propaganda in early modern England
Ruled by an Orange: Britain under William III, 1688-1702
National identities in Britain, Ireland and America, 1660-1682
I am willing to supervise PhD projects on a wide range of early modern history: but particularly on topics around the print, politcal, and religious, culture of late Stuart England and Wales.
Stuart Bradley, ‘The itineraries of Archbishop John Morton’ (2015)
Samuel Garland, ‘News culture in later Stuart England’ (2016)
Anna-Karina Ruhl, ‘Views of Germany in the English Press, 1618-1714’ (2018)
Eidon Joo, ‘The theology of Archbishop John Tillotson, 1630-1694’ (2018)
Alastair Barnet, 'The navy and the construction of Charles II's regime'
Terry Lennaine, 'The image of Oliver Cromwell in the press, 1660-1714'