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

    • 11 Citations
    1986 …2019

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    Personal profile

    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.

    Qualifications:

    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

     

     

    Area of Expertise

    • History
    • History of the Polish-Lithuanian Union
    • History of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth
    • Early Modern MIlitary History
    • History of Early Modern Sweden
    • The Thirty Years War

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    Research Output

    Etiopczyk i słoń? Ludwika Maria Gonzaga i rola królowej w monarchii elekcyjnej (1645-1667)

    Translated title of the contribution: The Ethiopian and the Elephant? Louise Marie Gonzaga and queenship in an electoral monarchy, 1645-1667Frost, R. I., Aug 2019, Ludwika Maria Gonzaga (1611-1667).: Między Paryżem a Warszawą. Kalinowska, A. & Tyszka, P. (eds.). 1 ed. Warsaw: Zamek Królewski w Warszawie, p. 15-50 35 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Some Hidden Thunder: Hanover, Saxony and the Management of Political Union, 1697–1763

    Frost, R. I., 1 Oct 2019, The Hanoverian Succession in Great Britain and its Empire. Sirota, B. S. & Macinnes, A. I. (eds.). 1 ed. Boydell & Brewer, p. 193-211 19 p. (Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Legacies of Union: Poland and Britain

    Frost, R. I., 20 Apr 2018, Crossing Points: UK-Poland: Common interests, shared concerns. Bacon, R. (ed.). 1 ed. London: British Council, p. 62-68 7 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Prizes

    Best foreign-language publication promoting the History of Poland

    Robert Ian Frost (Recipient), 9 Jan 2018

    Prize: Awards, Medals, Prizes and Distinctions

  • Early Slavic Studies Association Distinguished Scholarship Award.

    Robert Ian Frost (Recipient), 2005

    Prize: Awards, Medals, Prizes and Distinctions

  • Election to Fellowship of the British Academy

    Robert Ian Frost (Recipient), Jul 2016

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Election to Fellowship of the Royal Historical Society

    Robert Ian Frost (Recipient), 1993

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

    Robert Frost (Recipient), Mar 2020

    Prize: Election to learned society

  • Activities

    Liberty and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth

    Robert Ian Frost (Participant)
    5 Apr 20196 Apr 2019

    Activity: Attending or organising an eventAttending/organising a Conference

    Painting Polish History: Jan Matejko and Poland's Past

    Robert Ian Frost (Speaker)
    15 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangePublic Engagement

    Dlaczego i jak pisać historię kszałtowania się unii polsko-litewskiej

    Robert Ian Frost (Speaker)
    13 May 2019

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangePublic Engagement

    Gniewów o Unii Ciąg Jeszcze Dalszy?

    Robert Ian Frost (Speaker)
    18 Sep 2019

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangeInvited talk

    Painting Poland's Past: Jan Matejko's History Paintings

    Robert Ian Frost (Speaker)
    11 May 2019

    Activity: Talk, presentation, public lecture, public engagement, outreach and knowledge exchangePublic Engagement

    Press / Media

    450 lat unii lubelskiej

    Robert Ian Frost

    1/07/19

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union 1385-1569

    Robert Ian Frost

    29/09/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Polish Portrait of Charles Edward Stuart

    Robert Ian Frost

    19/01/18

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Polish Portrait of Charles Edward Stuart

    Robert Ian Frost

    9/01/18

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    Istorijos Detektyvai

    Robert Ian Frost

    24/10/17

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research