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David Coast

  • Senior Lecturer: History
  • Email: d.coast@bathspa.ac.uk
  • School or Department: CoLA - Culture and Environment
  • Office: NP.CM.214
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Personal statement

My research interests focus on the political and social history of early modern England. I have a particular interest in the circulation and interpretation of news and rumour, and what this can tell us about the relationship between elite and popular politics.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Sheffield University
  • MA Sheffield University
  • BA(Hons) Sheffield University.

Professional qualifications

  • BA (Hons) History, University of Sheffield, 2001-4
  • MA Historical Research, University of Sheffield, 2005
  • PhD, University of Sheffield, 2007-11
  • Short-term fellowship, Huntington Library, California, 2009
  • Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship, Durham University, 2011-13
  • Short-term fellowship, Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, DC, 2013-14
  • Short-term fellowship, Lewis Walpole Library, 2017.

Professional memberships

  • 2013 - present, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2016 - present, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

Research and academic outputs

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News and rumour in Jacobean England: information, court politics and diplomacy, 1618-25
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Coast, D (2014) News and rumour in Jacobean England: information, court politics and diplomacy, 1618-25. Politics, culture and society in early modern Britain . Manchester University Press, Manchester. ISBN 9780719089480


'Reformation’ or ‘ruin’? The impeachment of the duke of Buckingham and early Stuart politics
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Coast, D (2017) ''Reformation’ or ‘ruin’? The impeachment of the duke of Buckingham and early Stuart politics.' Historical Research, 90 (250). ISSN 1468-2281


Rumor and "common fame": the impeachment of the Duke of Buckingham and public opinion in early Stuart England
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Coast, D (2016) 'Rumor and "common fame": the impeachment of the Duke of Buckingham and public opinion in early Stuart England.' Journal of British Studies, 55 (2). pp. 241-267. ISSN 1545-6986


Rumour and politics
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Coast, D and Fox, J (2015) 'Rumour and politics.' History Compass, 13 (5). pp. 222-234. ISSN 1478-0542


Misinformation and disinformation in late Jacobean court politics
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Coast, D (2012) 'Misinformation and disinformation in late Jacobean court politics.' Journal of Early Modern History, 16 (4-5). pp. 335-354. ISSN 1385-3783


The Duke of Buckingham, secrecy and the ‘crisis of counsel’ in the 1620s
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Coast, D (2015) The Duke of Buckingham, secrecy and the ‘crisis of counsel’ in the 1620s. In: News, Secrecy and Foreign Policy in Early Modern England, 24 October 2015, Bath Royal Science and Literary Institution, Bath, UK.


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