Born in Leeds in 1982, Jonathan Healey is a historian of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. He writes history from the bottom up, focusing on ordinary people – their lives, loves, culture and politics.
He is Associate Professor in Social History at Oxford, the university from which he got his doctorate in 2008. He lives in London, and can usually be found brandishing an obscure manuscript at the National Archives.
Jonathan’s first book, The Blazing World, a history of England in the seventeenth century, will be published by Bloomsbury in the UK and Knopf in the US.