Hutton, Ronald 1953-
Hutton, Ronald 1953-
Born December 19, 1953, in Ootacamund, Tamil Nadu, India; son of Geoffrey Edmund (a planter) and Elsa Hutton. Ethnicity: "Anglo-Russian." Education: Pembroke College, Cambridge, B.A. (with first class honors), 1976, M.A., 1980; St. John's College, Oxford, D.Phil., 1980. Politics: "Liberal humanist." Religion: "Agnostic."
Home—Bristol, England. Office—Department of History, University of Bristol, Bristol, Avon BS8 1TB, England; fax: 0117-3317-933. E-mail—[email protected]
Home Civil Service, London, England, clerical officer, 1972-73; Guardian, London, editorial junior, 1974; Oxford University, Oxford, England, fellow of Magdalen College, 1979-81, lecturer, 1981-89; University of Bristol, Bristol, England, reader, 1989-96, professor of history, 1996—. Reader at Cornwall College, 1985-94.
Royal Historical Society (fellow), Society of Antiquaries (fellow).
The Royalist War Effort, 1642-1646, Longman (New York, NY), 1982.
Charles II: King of England, Scotland, and Ireland, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1989.
The British Republic, 1649-1660, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1990.
The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles, Blackwell (Malden, MA), 1991.
The Rise and Fall of Merry England, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1994.
The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1996.
The Triumph of the Moon: A History of Modern Pagan Witchcraft, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1999.
Shamans: Siberian Spirituality and the Western Imagination, Hambledon & London (London, England), 2001.
Witches, Druids, and King Arthur, Hambledon & London (London, England), 2003.
Debates in Stuart History Palgrave Macmillan (New York, NY), 2004.
The Druids, Hambledon Continuum (London, England), 2007.
Also author of television script For King and Country, first broadcast in 1986. Columnist, History Today. Contributor to academic journals.
Ronald Hutton once told CA: "I want desperately to write history that will appeal to both professional colleagues and the general public; to arrest the decline in interest in British history on both sides of the Atlantic; to reconcile English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh notions of British history; and to give a history and a context to modern Paganism."
BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:
New York Review of Books, December 2, 1982, Kevin Sharpe, review of The Royalist War Effort, 1642-1646, p. 43.
Spectator, December 11, 1982, review of The Royalist War Effort, 1642-1646, p. 22.
Times Literary Supplement, October 15, 1982, review of The Royalist War Effort, 1642-1646, p. 1128; July 26, 1985, review of The Restoration: A Political and Religious History of England and Wales, 1658-1667, p. 830; April 6, 1990, Robert Beddard, review of Charles II: King of England, Scotland, and Ireland, p. 378.