James Frazer is a History PhD candidate researching the public life of Robert Jocelyn (1788-1870), 3rd Earl of Roden. He graduated from QUB in 2018 (BA with First Class Honours) and 2019 (MA with Distinction).
James’ research interests include political and religious history in nineteenth-century Ireland, particularly popular loyalism and evangelicalism. He has researched the context, course, and consequences of the Dolly’s Brae affray, 12 July 1849, at undergraduate level and the Royal Black Institution in Ireland during his MA studies. His current PhD research focuses on a biographical study of the 3rd Earl of Roden. This project addresses a series of important issues that have attracted historians of Britain and southern Ireland, though not Protestant-dominated Ulster – gentry involvement in estate management, Conservative electoral politics, popular conservatism and loyalism, and the Protestant state churches and evangelicalism.
James has delivered lectures on the Dolly’s Brae affray of 12 July 1849 and the history of the Royal Black Institution in Ireland.
Frazer, James (Recipient), 29 Jul 2018
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