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Mark Rothery

Dr, Associate Professor of History

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PhD projects

Aristocracy Country House Emotions Gender

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Personal profile


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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Research Output


Rothery, M., 8 Oct 2020, In : Family & Community History. 23, 2, p. 93-94 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

Communities of kin and English landed gentry families of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Rothery, M., 25 Sep 2018, In : Family & Community History. 21, 2, p. 112-128 17 p., 2.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

Open Access
  • Male anxiety among younger sons of the English landed gentry, 1700-1900

    French, H. & Rothery, M., 1 Dec 2018, In : The Historical Journal. 62, 4, p. 1-29 29 p., 4.

    Research output: Contribution to JournalArticle

    Open Access
  • Open Access
  • Consumption and the Country House

    Stobart, J. & Rothery, M., 9 Jun 2016, Oxford University Press. 320 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

  • Open Access
  • Geographies of supply: Stoneleigh Abbey and Arbury Hall in the eighteenth century

    Rothery, M., Stobart, J., Stobart, J. (ed.) & Hann, A. (ed.), 1 Jan 2016, The Country House: Material Culture and Consumption. Swindon: Historic England, p. 43-54 214 p.

    Research output: Contribution to Book/ReportChapter

  • Activities

    "A dangerous weapon in the researcher's armoury": DIY digitisation in the study of social history

    Mark David Rothery (Speaker)

    8 Jan 2016

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsOral presentationResearch

    Geographies of supply: Stoneleigh Abbey and Arbury Hall in the eighteenth century

    Mark Rothery (Speaker)

    1 Apr 2012

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsWorkshopResearch


    Rearranging the furniture: fashion, status and personal preference at Stoneleigh Abbey, c.1730-1800

    Jon Stobart (Speaker) & Mark David Rothery (Speaker)

    1 Jun 2011

    Activity: Academic Talks or PresentationsSeminarResearch