PARKER, David. British, b. 1941. Genres: History. Career: University of Leeds, Leeds, England, history teacher, 1985-, served as chairman of department. Publications: La Rochelle and the French Monarchy: Conflict and Order in Seventeenth Century France, 1980; The Making of French Absolutism, 1983; Class & State in Ancient Régine France: The Road to Modernity?, 1996.