Thomas Morrissey

Postgraduate Research Student


Thomas has a BA and an MA in History, both of which were attained whilst studying at the University of Liverpool. As part of his PhD programme, Thomas also works as a Graduate Teaching Fellow with the University of Liverpool.

Research Interests

Thesis Title 

"The West Country Gentry and the English Reformation c.1530-c.1580."

Tom's research interests are early modern religious, cultural and political history and his research focuses on the responses of the West Country gentry to the English Reformation, encompassing the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and the early years of that of Elizabeth I. Tom explores the far reaching impact the Reformation had on both the secular and religious roles of the gentry in local communities as well as the gentry’s role as instigators and implementers of government policy. 

Research Centre Membership

Liverpool Centre for Renaissance and Medieval Studies

Research Funding

University of Liverpool Graduate Teaching Fellowship.