Professor John Walter

John Walter is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Essex. He has published widely on early modern popular political culture and early modern protest. In addition to his first monograph, Understanding Popular Violence in the English Revolution (Cambridge, 1999: Royal Historical Society Whitfield Prize), he has published (with Roger Schofield) Famine, disease and the social order in early modern society (Cambridge, 1989) and a number of essays on the the politics of dearth and famine, some of which have appeared in his collection of essays Crowds and Popular Politics in early Modern England (Manchester, 2006) and in Negotiating Power in Early Modern Society (edited with Michael Braddick, Cambridge, 2001).