Dr Andrew Lind

Institute for Northern Studies

Scott's House
Grainshore Road
KW15 1FL

Twitter: @A_J_Lind

tel: +44 (0)1856 569 309

Available to talk to the media about

  • The British Civil Wars (c.1638-1654)
  • The National Covenant and the Covenanters
  • Early modern identity and ideology
  • Early modern European warfare
  • The Reformation, especially in Scotland
  • Early modern Scotland and Europe (1500-1800)
  • Teaching history in Scottish schools and educational connections between schools and universities

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Dr Andrew Lind undertook his undergraduate, masters and PhD research at the University of Glasgow, before joining the Institute for Northern Studies in 2021. His thesis explored and examined the various manifestations of Scottish Royalism during the British Civil Wars (c.1638-1651), offering a radical reinterpretation of the ideological appeal and strength of the Royalist cause in Scotland. Andrew has disseminated his research widely in peer-reviewed journals and edited collections, including papers in the Journal of Northern Renaissance, Chris Langley’s (ed) The National Covenant in Scotland, 1638-1689 (Woodbridge, 2020) and Matthew Ward and Matthew Heffernan’s (eds) Loyalty to the Monarchs of Late Medieval and Early Modern Britain, c.1400-1688 (Basingstoke, 2020).

In addition to his academic outputs, Andrew has contributed to a number of knowledge exchange and public impact projects, including work with the SQA, as well as television appearances on BBC Scotland’s ‘Blood of the Clans’ (2020) and Sky History’s ‘River Hunters’ (2020). Primarily a historian of the British Civil Wars (c.1638-1654), Andrew’s other research interests include the broader political, religious and military history of early modern Britain, Ireland and Northern Europe, particularly the development of religious and political identities.

Current research

  • Royalism in Scotland during the British Civil Wars
  • The Scottish Royalist armies of the British Civil Wars
  • Political culture and discourse in early modern Scotland

Research groups and interests

  • Associate Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
  • Fellow of the Renaissance Society of America
  • Member of the Scottish Society of Northern Studies
  • Member of the British Academy ECR Network (Scotland)
  • Member of the Renaissance and Early Modern Research Alliance, UHI
  • Member of The Early Modern Work in Progress Group, University of Glasgow
  • Member of the Discussion Group on the History of Gaelic Scotland, University of Glasgow
  • Council Member of the 1st Marquis of Montrose Society