Dr Miles Pattenden

Research Fellow in Early Modern History; Fellow of Wolfson College


Dr Pattenden is a historian of the Catholic Church and of the political history of Italy and Spain from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. He has written a book about papal elections and is particularly interested in the relationship between Church and state in Catholic societies.


  • Papacy
  • Conclave
  • Catholic Church
  • Italian History
  • Spanish History
  • Reformation

Media experience

Dr Pattenden has extensive experience as an expert commentator for broadcast media.


English, Italian, Spanish