Professor Steven Gunn

Professor of Early Modern History; Fellow of Merton College


Professor Gunn studies later medieval and early modern Britain and Europe. His current research concerns the councillors and courtiers of Henry VII and accidental death and everyday life in sixteenth-century England. He has also published in the wider fields of Tudor government, warfare, foreign policy and political culture and the comparison of the English state in this period with others in Europe. 


  • Tudor history

Media experience

Dr Gunn has extensive media experience, including radio (BBC Radio 4's In Our Time, Great Lives, Hidden Henry, and Woman's Hour) and television (BBC Four's Hidden Killers of the Tudor Home, Channel 4's Time Team and Channel 5's Mary Tudor).