Tim Hasker

Tim’s primary research interest is how puritan networks operated on a local and national level in seventeenth-century Britain. His thesis focuses on these networks within Northamptonshire to demonstrate that there was a coordinated group of puritan activists who were determined to shape the political and religious environment in the county. Beyond the county Tim seeks to investigate how these networks interacted with national politics and mobilised support within Northamptonshire accordingly during the English Revolution. He is interested in the mechanisms which the godly community employed to assert their influence, such as print culture, lobbying and control of local offices. His thesis examines the sub-gentry who have been under researched during this period and draws upon a range of primary material including diaries, pamphlets, and government documents.


Supervisor: Jason Peacey
Working title: 'The Northamptonshire Infection: political and religious dissent in the county, 1625 - 1662’
Expected completion date: 2025

Conference papers and presentations

  • 'The English Civil Wars in the localities', British Association for Local History, March 2021.
  • ‘Martyr or Murderer? Provincial reactions to the trial and execution of Charles I’, North American Conference on British Studies, November 2020.
  • ‘Peter Whalley and the Northamptonshire Godly Community, 1634-1656’, Midland History Postgraduate Conference, November 2019.


  • Hasker, Tim. review of, The Journey to the Mayflower: God’s Outlaws and the Invention of Freedom, by Stephen Tomkins, The Journal of the Historical Association (2021). 
  • Hasker, Tim. review of, How the Old World Ended, The Anglo-Dutch American Revolution, 1500-1800, by Jonathan Scott, Reviews in History - Institute of Historical Research (2020)