Dr. Lynn Botelho

  • Dr. Lynn BotelhoLynn Botelho (Professor; Ph.D., Cambridge University) specializes in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English history, particularly the history of old age. She teaches courses on the Renaissance and Reformation, early modern Europe, the history of medicine, 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); and the forthcoming John Winthrop’s Worlds: England and New England, 1588-1649, with F. Bremer (November, 2005). She has given invited lectures at Eastern Washington University, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, and the University of Pittsburgh. She services as a director of the American Friends of the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London and as the secretary/treasurer 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.