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Mark Rothery specialises in the history of emotions. Previously his work focused on a range of themes including family, demography, economics, gender and masculinity. 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 and has recently published a co-authored article on anxiety.


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

Research Interests

I am interested in a broad range of areas of social, cultural and economic history. In the past my work has focused on the history of landed elites in terms of gender, family structure, demography, wealth and income. At the moment I study the hsitory of emotions and I have a range of projects looking at inheritance, anxiety and pleasure

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Transformations and Adaptations: The English Landed Gentry 1870-1939, 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 → …


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