Ronald Hutton

Ronald Edmund Hutton (born 19 December 1953) is an English historian who specialises in early modern Britain, British folklore, pre-Christian religion and Contemporary Paganism. He is a professor at the University of Bristol, has written 14 books and has appeared on British television and radio. He held a fellowship at Magdalen College, Oxford, and is a Commissioner of English Heritage.

Born in Ootacamund, India, his family returned to England, and he attended a school in Ilford and became particularly interested in archaeology. He volunteered in a number of excavations until 1976 and visited the country's chambered tombs. He studied history at Pembroke College, Cambridge, and then Magdalen College, Oxford, before he lectured in history at the University of Bristol from 1981. Specialising in Early Modern Britain, he wrote three books on the subject: ''The Royalist War Effort'' (1981), ''The Restoration'' (1985) and ''Charles the Second'' (1990).

In the 1990s, he wrote books about historical paganism, folklore and Contemporary Paganism in Britain; ''The Pagan Religions of the Ancient British Isles'' (1991), ''The Rise and Fall of Merry England'' (1994), ''The Stations of the Sun'' (1996) and ''The Triumph of the Moon'' (1999), the last of which would come to be praised as a seminal text in the discipline of Pagan studies. In the following decade, he wrote on other topics: a book about Siberian shamanism in the western imagination, ''Shamans'' (2001), a collection of essays on folklore and Paganism, ''Witches, Druids and King Arthur'' (2003) and then two books on the role of the Druids in the British imagination, ''The Druids'' (2007) and ''Blood and Mistletoe'' (2009).

Hutton was elected a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales in 2011.

He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2013, and appointed Gresham Professor of Divinity in 2022. Provided by Wikipedia
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