John Cooper

John Cooper is British author and Tudor historian. He began his academic career at Merton College, Oxford. As a Thouron Fellow, he studied for his MA at the University of Pennsylvania before returning to Oxford to research his doctorate on Tudor royal propaganda and congruently working as a Teaching Fellow at Lincoln College, Oxford. He currently teaches at the University of York.John's first book, Propaganda and the Tudor State, explored the power of propaganda in Tudor England. He also worked on the Tudor desk at the Dictionary of National Biography. In 2009 he introduced and edited with Graeme Rimer and Thom Richardson, Henry VIII: Arms and the Man, the catalogue of the Henry VIII exhibition at the Tower of London. His published articles include: 'Governance and Politics: Centre and Localities'. In The Elizabethan World, 2011; 'The Tudor Monarchy', introductory essay to State Papers Online; 'Tudor Royal Propaganda and the Power of Prayer'. In Authority and Consent in Tudor England, 2002; 'Francis Walsingham: Elizabeth's Security Chief', BBC History Magazine, October 2011; BBC History Magazine podcast on Francis Walsingham, 16 September 2011; reviews for Times Literary Supplement. John regularly gives public lectures on the Tudors and is an Honorary Historical Consultant for the Royal Armories Museum. John's latest project focuses on the 16th century Palace of Westminster.





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I felt I had more in common with those characters in West Side Story than the children I went to school with.
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(we made our own entertainment in those days), but the place always rose from the ashes, even exceeding its former splendour.
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It turned me into a default existentialist by the time I was six: I quickly learned that the pursuit of happiness is largely pointless, happiness being the only target one merely has to aim at in order to miss. And you know what planted that seed? Not Jean-Paul Sartre, not Albert Camus, not Søren Kierkegaard, but the idea that I might lose control of my mental faculties, at any time, in any situation, any minute now.
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