Lynn Botelho


PhD Cambridge University, England (1996)


Lynn Botelho writes broadly about the history of old age and the aging process, including 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 spoken publicly at Willamette University, St. Ambrose University, Eastern Washington University, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, University of Pittsburgh, Penn State University, University of Maryland, and across the United Kingdom.

She has been a US-UK Fulbright Scholar, a Ruth Landes Memorial Fellow, a Pain Fellow, a Fellow at the Huntington Library, and the recipient of the Francis Bacon Fellowship (declined). She has also been a Visiting Professor/Fellow at King's College London, Birkbeck University of London, and the University of Essex. Botelho is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Life Fellow of Clare Hall, Cambridge University.

Her current research is a book on the aging body in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England.