Richard Brown taught for thirty-four years and was, until he retired in 2006, Head of History and Citizenship at Manshead School, Dunstable, England. During my career, I played an active role in developing the learning and teaching of History and was review-editor of Teaching History during the 1980s and joint-editor during the 1990s. My first book was published in 1980, three years after his first article on computing and history. In the intervening years, I've published sixty print and Kindle books, over 50 articles on history and teaching history, written radio and television programmes and acted as editor for the Cambridge University Press series Perspectives in History and Topics in History and was part of the research team of the Teaching of History Project 1985-1987. I am an Honorary Fellow of The Historical Association and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
I also manage a very successful blog, The History Zone that has an extensive collection of material on Chartism and other nineteenth century topics: http://richardjohnbr.wordpress.com/
I have published widely on nineteenth century history. My six volume study of Nineteenth Century British Society was published in 2011-2012 on Kindle and a supplementary volume Sex, Work and Politics: Women in Britain 1830-1918 came out in May 2012 and an extended version covering the period 1780-1945 was published in September 2014; a third edition will be out in 2019. These books formed the basis for my Coping with Change: British Society 1830-1914 and the two volumes covering British Society 1780-1945 published in 2023 and 2018 respectively.
My Rebellion Trilogy, Three Rebellions: Canada 1837-1838, South Wales 1839 and Victoria, Australia 1854, (2010)and Famine, Fenians and Freedom 1840-1882,(2011)and a broader study called Resistance and Rebellion in the British Empire, 1600-1980,(2013) examines colonial resistance in the British Empire especially in Australia and Canada. Second editions of what has become the Rebellion Quartet were published in 2017 and 2018 in print and Kindle versions. Details can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/lookingathistory/
I have published two volumes on Canadian Rebellion 1837-1885, a two volume study of Settler Australia, 1780-1880 and Peaceful Kingdom, a book of essays on nineteenth century Canadian history. I have completed Reconsidering Chartism, a series of six books that examine the causes and course of Chartism, and its local and global dimensions. I have also maintained my interest in medieval history with new translations of the twelfth-century Life of Louis the Fat and Norman sources on southern Italy from the late eleventh century.