Tom Charlton

Tom Charlton is a writer and broadcaster with a particular interest in the political and religious polemic of the early modern period. He has undertaken research and taught at the Universities of Cambridge, Liverpool and Sheffield, and published on subjects including Elizabethan republicanism and responses to the regicide in Restoration England. As one of the editorial team for the Oxford University Press edition of the Reliquiae Baxterianae (, Tom has worked extensively with the Dr Williams’s Library’s unparalleled collection of manuscripts by and concerning Richard Baxter – his work on Baxter, and with the Library’s collections, continues as part of the team preparing the forthcoming edition of the Richard Baxter’s correspondence (also with Oxford University Press). As an AHRC/BBC New Generation Thinker he has appeared in and presented a number of programmes on BBC Radio regarding early modern history and religion, and literary culture more broadly; his short film about marginalia, filmed on location in Dr. Williams’s Library, can be seen here (