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Dr Anna French BA, PhD (Birmingham), FRHistS

Lecturer in Early Modern History History

    Publications

    Selected Publications

    1. Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England (Book - 2015)
    2. Early Modern Childhood: An Introduction (Book - 2019)
    3. Born in Sin: The Spirituality of Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy in Post-Reformation England (Book - 2022)
    4. Reading the Reformations: Theologies, Cultures and Beliefs in an Age of Change (Book - 2021)

    2022

    Born in Sin: The Spirituality of Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy in Post-Reformation England (Book)

    French, A. (2022). Born in Sin: The Spirituality of Pregnancy, Birth and Infancy in Post-Reformation England. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    2021

    'A godly forme of household’: Reading Reformed Religion in the Protestant Home (Chapter)

    French, A. (2021). 'A godly forme of household’: Reading Reformed Religion in the Protestant Home. In F. Anna (Ed.), Reading the Reformations: Theologies, Cultures and Beliefs in an Age of Change. Leiden: St Andrews Studies in Reformation History, Brill.

    Reading the Reformations: Theologies, Cultures and Beliefs in an Age of Change (Book)

    French, A. (Ed.) (2021). Reading the Reformations: Theologies, Cultures and Beliefs in an Age of Change. Leiden: St Andrews Studies in Reformation History, Brill.

    The Reformations in Britain: Seminar Studies in History (Book)

    French, A. (2021). The Reformations in Britain: Seminar Studies in History. Abingdon: Routledge.

    2020

    Religion and the Body (Chapter)

    French, A. (2020). Religion and the Body. In S. Toulalan (Ed.), Early Modern Bodies. Routledge.

    2019

    Early Modern Infancy (Chapter)

    French, A. (2019). Early Modern Infancy. In A. French (Ed.), Early Modern Childhood: An Introduction. Routledge.

    Early Modern Childhood: An Introduction (Book)

    French, A. (2019). Early Modern Childhood: An Introduction. A. French (Ed.), Routledge.

    Locating the Early Modern Child (Chapter)

    French, A. (2019). Locating the Early Modern Child. In A. French (Ed.), Early Modern Childhood: An Introduction. Abingdon: Routledge.

    ‘All things necessary for their saluation’? The Dedham Ministers and the ‘Puritan’ Baptism Debates (Chapter)

    French, A. (2019). ‘All things necessary for their saluation’? The Dedham Ministers and the ‘Puritan’ Baptism Debates. In L. Underwood, & T. Berner (Eds.), Childhood, Youth and Religious Minorities in Early Modern Europe. Palgrave Macmillan.

    2018

    Supernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern England (Journal article)

    French, A. (2018). Supernatural and Secular Power in Early Modern England. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW, 133(560), 168-171. doi:10.1093/ehr/cex382

    DOI: 10.1093/ehr/cex382

    2016

    ‘Disputed Words and Disputed Meanings: The Reformation of Baptism, Infant Limbo and Child Salvation in Early Modern England’ (Chapter)

    French, A. (2016). ‘Disputed Words and Disputed Meanings: The Reformation of Baptism, Infant Limbo and Child Salvation in Early Modern England’. In J. Willis (Ed.), Sin and Salvation in Early Modern England (pp. 157-172). Farnham: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

    2015

    Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England (Book)

    French, A. (2015). Children of Wrath: Possession, Prophecy and the Young in Early Modern England. Farnham: Ashgate. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

    ‘Trembling and groaning depart’: *Disputing the devil in Christian baptism (Journal article)

    French, A. (2015). ‘Trembling and groaning depart’: *Disputing the devil in Christian baptism. Theology, 118(5), 331-337. doi:10.1177/0040571X15588169

    DOI: 10.1177/0040571X15588169

    Children of wrath: Possession, prophecy and the young in early modern England (Book)

    French, A. (2015). Children of wrath: Possession, prophecy and the young in early modern England.

    2013

    Raising Christian children in early modern England: Salvation, education and the family (Journal article)

    French, A. (2013). Raising Christian children in early modern England: Salvation, education and the family. Theology, 116(2), 93-102. doi:10.1177/0040571x12468990

    DOI: 10.1177/0040571x12468990

    2008

    Possession, Puritanism and Prophecy: Child Demoniacs and English Reformed Culture (Journal article)

    French, A. (2008). Possession, Puritanism and Prophecy: Child Demoniacs and English Reformed Culture. Reformation.