Kevin Tuffnell

After a career as a corporate finance lawyer in the City, Kevin took the opportunity to return to academic study. Political history, and especially the party conflict between Whigs and Tories which characterised the reign of Queen Anne, is his particular area of interest.


Supervisor: Jason Peacey
Working title: '"A Just and Honourable Peace"': the negotiation of the Treaty of Utrecht in British Politics and Political Discourse, 1708 to 1713'
Expected completion date: December 2021

Conference papers and presentations

  • '"Canary Birds Naturaliz'd in Utopia": early eighteenth-century refugees in British political discourse', A Millennium(ish) of Immigration, Integration, and Invasion, History Lab annual conference, IHR, June 2016
  • ‘"No Peace without Spain": British Political Discourse and the Failure of The Hague Peace Negotiations of 1709', The Will of the People: constructions and representations of the popular voice from c. 1500 to the present day, conference at Bath Spa University, June 2018 
  • ‘"A just and honourable peace": Allied interventions in British political discourse during the making of the Treaty of Utrecht', The shape of news and public opinion in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe and America', conference at Universite Haute Alsace, September 2020

Conference organisation

  • Organising committee, Knowledge: Community, Communication and Conflict, UCL History postgraduate conference, May 2016