Mark Jones

Department of History

Research student

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Thesis title: ‘Riot’ in Early Modern England: Language, Violence, and Inequality




Thesis abstract:

My research looks into language and symbolic power in seventeenth-century England. It is specifically interested in the term ‘riot’ and how it was used both to describe group behaviour as well as to depict excessive spending. By examining the word’s utterance and the context of its use, my thesis explores how early modern writers and orators chose to invoke a term loaded with connotations of violence when criticising the actions of their contemporaries.

  • PhD History, University of Sheffield, 2022 - present
  • MA Early Modern History, University of Sheffield, 2021 - 2022
  • BA (Hons) History, University of Sheffield, 2018 - 2021
  • PhD Funding: University of Sheffield Research Scholarship
  • BA: Sidney Pollard Prize in Economic and Social History