We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Department of Theology and Religion

Current Postgraduate Research Students

Mr Celyn David Richards, MLitt, BA (Hons)

Contact Mr Celyn David Richards (email at


My doctoral thesis will examine the rapid growth of the printing industry in England between 1547 and 1553. The reign of Edward VI marked a period of great opportunity and prosperity for the printers and publishers of England, and developments were intimately connected to the Edwardian Reformation. This doctorate will examine the nature of this increased output, casting new light upon how legislative changes, thriving professional networks, technical innovations and the influx of foreign émigrés into England's print world each contributed to the dramatic increase in production in this six-year reign.


The printing industry and religion in the reign of Edward VI, 1547-1553

Research Interests

  • Printing and the English Reformation
  • History and theology of the English Reformation
  • The reign of Edward VI, 1547-1553
  • England and the Continental Reformations