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Patrick Collinson (born 1929) is an English historian, known as an authority on Puritanism. He is Emeritus Regius Professor of Modern History, University of Cambridge, having occupied the chair from 1988 to 1996.



He was born in Ipswich, the son of Cecil Collinson and Belle Patrick. He was educated at King's School, Ely, and Pembroke College, Cambridge from 1949 to 1952. He wrote a 1957 doctorate on Elizabethan Puritanism under J. E. Neale, and was a lecturer at the University of Khartoum and King's College London. He was professor at the University of Sydney in 1969, then at the University of Kent at Canterbury and the University of Sheffield.[1] His 1967 monograph, The Elizabethan Puritan Movement, had a great impact. The work showed Puritanism to be a significant force within the Elizabethan Church instead of merely a radical movement.[2]


  • Letters of Thomas Wood, Puritan, 1566–1577 (1960)
  • The Elizabethan Puritan Movement (1967)
  • Archbishop Grindal, 1519-1583: The Struggle for a Reformed Church (1979)
  • The Religion of Protestants: The Church in English Society, 1559-1625 (1982)
  • The Birthpangs of Protestant England (1988)
  • Elizabethan Essays (1994)
  • Lady Margaret Beaufort and Her Professors of Divinity at Cambridge: 1502-1649 (2003)
  • Elizabethans (2003)
  • Elizabeth I (Very Interesting People Series, 2007)



Further reading

  • Anthony Fletcher, Peter Roberts (editors) (2006), Religion, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain: Essays in Honour of Patrick Collinson

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