Dr Andrew Lind, MA (Hons), MLitt, PhD
Institute for Northern Studies
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Dr Andrew Lind undertook his undergraduate, masters and PhD research at the University of Glasgow, before joining INS 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). He is currently developing his first monograph.
A historian of early modern Europe, Andrew is a specialist on the British Civil Wars (c.1638-1651) and has research interests in the broader political, religious and military history of early modern Britain, Ireland and Northern Europe. He has particular interests in the political and military culture of Northern Europe, and the changing relationship between the Highlands and Islands and the developing Scottish state during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Discovering the Past: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Research Methods
Scotland’s Story II: Medieval to the Modern Era
Writers and Place
Research Degree Supervision
‘Battle in the Burgh: Glasgow during the British Civil Wars, c.1638-1651’, Journal of Northern Renaissance (2020).
‘Royalism, Resistance and the Scottish Clergy, c.1638–41’, in Chris Langley (ed.), The National Covenant in Scotland, 1638-1689 (Woodbridge, 2020), 125-144.
(with Paul Goatman) ‘Glasgow and the National Covenant in 1638: Revolution, Royalism and Civic Reform’ in Chris Langley (ed.), The National Covenant in Scotland, 1638-1689 (Woodbridge, 2020), 39-52.
‘’You may take my head from my shoulders, but not my heart from my soveraigne’: Understanding Royalist Allegiance during the British Civil Wars, c.1638-1651’, in Matthew Ward and Matthew Hefferan (eds.), Loyalty to the Monarchs of Late Medieval and Early Modern Britain, c.1400-1688 (Basingstoke, 2020), 211-230.
‘A Gaelic Civil War? – Iain Lom and the Civil War in the Highlands and Islands’, Venture Faire 22 (2017), 3-7.
Selected Talks & Conferences
Selected Talks & Conferences
July 2021 – ‘Where Power Lies: Contesting Authority in Scotland during the British Civil Wars’, keynote paper at the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies’ Postgraduate Conference, ‘Conflict, Rebellion & Popular Protest’, University of Glasgow.
May 2021 – ‘‘Bad and Evill Patriotts’ – Royalism in Scotland during the British Civil Wars, c.1638-1651’, invited speaker at the 1st Marquis of Montrose Society’s AGM.
January 2018 - ‘‘You may take my head from my shoulders, but not my heart from my soveraigne’: Understanding Royalist Allegiance during the British Civil Wars, c.1638-1651’, Loyalty to the British Monarchs, c.1400-1688, University of Nottingham.
October 2017 - ‘Battle in the Burgh: Conflict within the community of Glasgow during the British Civil Wars (c.1638-1651)’, The Communities and Margins of Early Modern Scotland, University of Glasgow.
January 2017 - ‘Banishing the Last Stereotype: Scottish Royalism and the British Civil Wars, 1639-1651’, The Future of Early Modern Scottish Studies, University of St Andrews.