Lynn Botelho

  • Lynn Botelho

    Lynn Botelho (University Professor; PhD, Cambridge University) specializes in 16th- and 17th-century English history, particularly the history of old age. She teaches courses on the Renaissance and Reformation, early modern Europe, the history of the body, and English history.

    Botelho is the author of Old Age and the English Poor Law, 1500-1700 (2004); Power and Poverty: Old Age in Pre-Industrial Society, with S. Ottaway and K. Kittredge (2002); Women and Ageing in Britain since 1500, with P. Thane (2000); The Churchwardens’ Accounts of Cratfield, Suffolk, during the 1640s and 1650s (1991); John Winthrop’s Worlds: England and New England, 1588-1649, with F. Bremer (2005); and History of Old Age, 1600-1800, with S. Ottaway (Vols. 1-4, 2008 and Vols. 5-8, 2009).

    She has given invited lectures at Eastern Washington University, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, University of Maryland, and University of Essex, England. She serves as a director of the American Friends of the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London, treasurer of North American Conference on British Studies and as the president of the Mid-Atlantic Conference on British Studies. She has been a Fellow at the Huntington Library and in January, 2006, Botelho was a visiting professor at the University of Essex, England.

    Her current research is a book on the aging body in 17th- and 18th-century England. As part of that project, she will be a Fellow at the Pain Project at Birkbeck College, London.

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