Image of Daniel RoyleDan Royle

Title: Spain in 1848: On the Edge of Revolution?
Period: Post-1800
Start Year: 2019

Primary: Professor Mary Vincent | Secondary: Dr Colin Reid


Academic background

  • PGCE, University of Nottingham
  • M.A., History, Northumbria University
  • B.A., (Hons.) History and Russian, University of Sheffield

Research topic

Dan is an historian of nineteenth-century Spain, particularly the period between 1815 and 1874, with a focus on the development and nature of the state. Previous research projects include Spain at the Congress of Vienna and the transportation of radical leaders to the tropical colony of Fernando Po in the build up to the 1868 Revolution. His PhD project examines the Spanish experience of the European Revolution of 1848, especially the way in which this was shaped by, and went on to shape, the relationship between people and state.

Affiliations and Awards


  • Alex Cowan Prize for the best dissertation in European History (Northumbria University, 2018)