Dr Mark Rothery

Associate Professor of History

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Aristocracy Country House Emotions Gender

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Mark Rothery specialises in the history of British social elites, particularly the aristocracy and the gentry. His work focuses on a range of themes including family, demography, economics, gender, masculinity and most recently emotions. He has published major journal articles and books on these topics. Mark is currently working on an emotional history of the aristocracy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.


Antony Bounds; History

Decolonisation of the West Indies 

Martyn Green; History

Motivations of Volunteers in Napoleonic Britain. 

Siobhan Hyland; History

Searchlight magazine's Anti-fascist campaign to uncover Second World War era war criminals living in Britain during the 1980s and 1990s.

Ruth Barton: History

The emotions of the English landed gentry in the eighteenth century

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Exeter

Award Date: 2 Apr 2005

External positions

Co-Editor of 'Family and Community History', Family and Community History (Taylor and Francis)

29 Feb 2020 → …


  • D204 Modern History


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