Secretary of State has appointed Professor Steven Gunn as Academic/Research Trustee of Royal Armouries

Steven Gunn is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Oxford and Fellow and Tutor in History at Merton College. His books include Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk, c1484-1545 (1988), Early Tudor Government, 1485-1558 (1995), War, State and Society in England and the Netherlands, 1477-1559 (2007), Henry VII’s New Men and the Making of Tudor England (2016) and The English People at War in the Age of Henry VIII (2018).

He is currently writing a book on everyday life and accidental death in sixteenth-century England. He has made regular contributions to radio and television history programmes, publishes in history magazines and speaks to Historical Association branches and local history societies.

This role is not remunerated. This appointment has been made in accordance with the Cabinet Office’s Governance Code on Public Appointments, the process is regulated by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Government’s Governance Code requires that any significant political activity undertaken by an appointee in the last five years is declared. This is defined as holding office, public speaking, making a recordable donation or candidature for election. Steven Gunn has not declared any activity.

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