Peter Marshall

Born (1964-10-26) 26 October 1964 (age 59)
Orkney, Scotland
Academic background
Alma materUniversity College, Oxford
ThesisAttitudes of the English People to Priests and Priesthood, 1500–1553 (1990)
Academic work
InstitutionsUniversity of Warwick
Main interestsReformation
Notable worksHeretics and Believers (2017)

Peter Marshall FRHistS FBA (born 26 October 1964) is a Scottish historian and academic, known for his work on the Reformation and its impact on the British Isles and Europe. He is Professor of History at the University of Warwick.[1]


Marshall was born on 26 October 1964 in Orkney, Scotland.[2][3] He was educated at Kirkwall Grammar School, before studying at University College, Oxford.[2] His doctoral thesis was titled Attitudes of the English People to Priests and Priesthood, 1500–1553.[4]

Marshall began his career as a teacher: he was a history teacher at Ampleforth College, a Roman Catholic private school in North Yorkshire. In 1994, he joined the University of Warwick as a lecturer. He was promoted to senior lecturer in 2001, and to reader in 2004.[2] He was appointed Professor of History in 2006.[2][5]


Marshall was the winner of the 2018 Wolfson History Prize for his book Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation.[6][7] In July 2018, he was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[8] He is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS).[2]

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  1. ^ "Professor Peter Marshall". Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Professor Peter Marshall". Department of History. University of Warwick. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  3. ^ Peter Marshall (2017). Heretics and Believers: A History of the English Reformation. Yale University Press. p. iv. ISBN 978-0-300-22633-1.
  4. ^ Marshall, Peter (1990). Attitudes of the English people to priests and priesthood, 1500-1553. E-Thesis Online Service (Ph.D). The British Library Board. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Winner of Wolfson History Prize 2018 Announced". The Wolfson Foundation. June 2018. Retrieved 15 November 2018.
  6. ^ "'Ambitious' account of English Reformation wins Wolfson History Prize | The Bookseller". Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Wolfson History Prize - The Wolfson Foundation". Retrieved 12 June 2018.
  8. ^ "Record number of academics elected to British Academy | British Academy". British Academy. Retrieved 22 July 2018.