Robert Frost, FBA

Burnett Fletcher Chair in History, Professor

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    The History of Poland-Lithuania c 1350-1795. History of Poland 1795-1918; History of Sweden, 1523-1721; Early Modern Warfare; the Thirty Years War

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    1986 …2020

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    Research Interests:

    I am interested in the history of the Polish-Lithuanian union, 1385-1795 and its political and social systems, in particular on the period of the Vasa dynasty, 1587-1648. I have a particular interest in the reign of King John Casimir (Jan Kazimierz), 1648-1668, and his wife, Louise Marie of Gonzaga. I also have interests in the history of warfare in northern and eastern Europe in the early modern period. I have a subsidiary research interest in Swedish political and military history in the early modern period.

    Research Keywords: Poland-Lithuania; Poland; Lithuania; Ukraine; Vasa dynasty; King John Casimir; Queen Louise Marie Gonzaga; Northern Wars; Military Revolution.

    Teaching Responsibilities:

    European History 1400-1800; History of Poland-Lithuania; the Thirty Years War; the Military Revolution; the history of political union.


    PhD, University of London, 1990

    Diploma in Polish Language and Culture, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, 1981

    MA (Hons) in Modern History, University of St Andrews, 1980




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