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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.    He is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and of the Irish Manuscripts Commission, and is joint-editor of Parliamentary History. He also serves as chair of the editorial/management board of Irish Historical Studies and as a member of the Management Advisory Committee of the Armagh Robinson Library, the committee of the Church of Ireland Historical Society and the committee of the Ulster Society for Irish Historical Studies.  Ongoing projects include an edition of the letters of the Brodrick family, c.1680-1728, the first volume of which appeared in 2019, and a study of Irish elections 1692-1768, for which he was awarded a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship.

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Research Output

Party and Management in the Irish House of Lords, 1713-15

Hayton, D., 11 Feb 2020, Peers and Politics, c. 1650-1850: Essays in Honour of Clyve Jones. 1st ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, p. 99-125 26 p. 7

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Peers and politics, c. 1650–c.1850: Essays in honour of Clyve Jones

    Hayton, D. & Gaunt, R., 11 Feb 2020, 1st ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 246 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Conservative revolutionary: The lives of Lewis Namier

    Hayton, D., 26 Aug 2019, Manchester: Manchester University Press. 470 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    Swift and the Politics of Dublin, 1727-33

    Hayton, D., 11 Mar 2019, Reading Swift: Papers from The Seventh Munster Symposium on Jonathan Swift. Bischof, J., Juhas, K. & Real, H. J. (eds.). Munich: Wilhelm Fink, p. 479-95 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    Landed society in mid-eighteenth century County Down

    Author: Richey, R. A., Jul 2000

    Supervisor: Hayton, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy