Academic Work

Having studied at the University of Oxford, I am now a doctoral student at the University of York. My dissertation is entitled ‘Communication and Counterinsurgency Under the Tudors’. At the same time, I am researching the function of the sheriff in sixteenth-century England, a subject I hope to write a book about.


Jonathan McGovern, ‘The Political Sermons of Lancelot Andrewes’, Seventeenth Century (ahead of print).

Synopsis: This article analyses the political sermons of Lancelot Andrewes, delivered between 1607 and 1622, to argue that he is best described not as a Jacobean absolutist, as he has often been called, but a political Elizabethan.

Jonathan McGovern, ‘Nicholas Udall as author of a manuscript answer to the rebels of Devonshire and Cornwall, 1549’, Notes & Queries 65, no. 1 (2018), 24–25.

Synopsis: This article refutes the consensus that a manuscript tract from 1549 (BL Royal MS 18 B. XI, fols. 3r-40r) was written by Philip Nichols. It proves that the author was in fact Nicholas Udall, as first suggested in 1884.