Old Meeting House Congregational Church (1643)

The Best Hidden Church in Norwich

Dr. Andrew Hopper

Senior Lecturer in English Local History At Leicester University

Andrew did his doctoral research at the University of York during the late 1990s and examined the extent of support for Parliament in Yorkshire during the first civil war, under the supervision of Professor James A. Sharpe. In 2000 he was appointed project researcher for the Virtual Norfolk Project at the University of East Anglia. In 2003 he moved to the University of Birmingham to take up an AHRC postdoctoral fellowship working with Professor Richard Cust on conceptions of gentry honour in the High Court of Chivalry during the 1630s. In 2006 he was appointed a ‘new blood’ lecturer in English Local History at the University of Leicester.

Most Recent Publications

  1. Andrew Hopper and Philip Major (eds), England’s Fortress: New Perspectives on Thomas, 3rd Lord Fairfax (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014).
  2. ‘The reluctant regicide? Thomas Wayte and the civil wars in Rutland’, Midland History, 39:1 (Spring, 2014), pp. 36-52.
  3. ‘Pamphlets and propaganda: parliament versus the king in the 1640s’, West Midlands History, 1:3 (Winter, 2013), pp. 15-17.
  4. ‘Social Mobility in the English Revolution: The Case of Adam Eyre’Social History, 38,1 (February 2013), pp. 26-45.
  5. Turncoats and Renegadoes: Changing Sides in the English Civil Wars (Oxford: O.U.P., 2012) published in paperback in May 2014

 Listen to his talk on The Enemies of the Puritans (Heritage Week 2016) here: