Dr Kevin Linch

Dr Kevin Linch

Associate Professor of Modern History

+44 (0)113 34 33584

Summary: War, society, and culture in Britain 1688-1840; Britain’s armed forces; conflicts in the long eighteenth century, especially the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

Location: Michael Sadler building, 3.14

Teaching Commitments: HIST1210 The Modern World FOAR2000 Research Placement HIST3685 Georgians at War HIST5020M Making History: Archive Placement HIST5540M Defending the Nation


Research interests

My research explores the complex relationship Britain had with its army and other military forces during the 18th and early 19th centuries. I look at both the grand scale - considering such issues as national identity, the growth of the state, and the relationship between Britain's central and local administration - and at the level of the individual examining how the war affected the way they viewed themselves, each other, and the communities they lived in.

You can follow me on twitter @historykevin and LinkedIn. I also run the redcoats website.

I've also convened conferences at Leeds on the theme of War, Society and Culture between 1688 and 1815.