Professor of the History of the Church, University of Oxford
Diarmaid MacCulloch holds a Cambridge doctorate in History, an Oxford Postgraduate Diploma in Theology and an Oxford Doctorate of Divinity. He is a Fellow and current Vice-President of the British Academy. His new book All Things Made New: Writings on the Reformation is being published in July.
He has written extensively on Tudor England; his biography Thomas Cranmer: a Life (Yale UP, 1996) won the Whitbread Biography, Duff Cooper and James Tait Black Prizes. More recent publications from Penguin/Allen Lane have included Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490-1700 (appearing in the USA as The Reformation: a History), and A History of Christianity: the First Three Thousand Years (in the USA, Christianity: the First Three Thousand Years), which won the 2010 Cundill Prize; his latest book is Silence: a Christian History.
He was the presenter on BBC4 and BBC2 of "A History of Christianity - the first 3,000 years", which won the Radio Times Listeners' Award in 2010, "How God made the English" (BBC2, 2012) and "Henry VIII's fixer: the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell" (BBC2, 2013); his BBC2 series Sex and the West aired in spring 2015.
He received a knighthood in January 2012 for services to scholarship.
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