1979 …2023

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David Hayton retired in 2014.  His research has covered many aspects of British and Irish history from the Restoration to the middle of the 18th century, with a concentration on political and religious themes. Before coming to Queen's in 1994 he worked for the History of Parliament Trust, editing its volumes on the House of Commons 1690-1715 and in 2019 published a biography of one of the founders of the History, Sir Lewis Namier, which was awarded the Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography.    He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and of the Irish Manuscripts CommissionHe also serves as chair of the editorial/management board of Irish Historical Studies and the Trustees of Parliamentary History.  Ongoing projects include an edition of the letters of the Brodrick family, c.1680-1728, the final volume of which will appeare in 2023, and a study of Irish elections 1692-1768, for which he was awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship.


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