In this episode of the podcast we speak to Bernard Capp, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Warwick, about ‘culture wars’ in Interregnum Exeter, religious divided families in the post-Restoration era, and Barbary captives from the southwest.
Bernard has had a distinguished career and has been researching English social and religious history from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century for over fifty years. He is the author of eight books and numerous chapters and articles (often under his initials B.S. Capp) on topics as wide-ranging as family and sexuality, naval history, radical religious groups, and literary and print history. In this episode we are discussing material relating to Exeter and the southwest from Bernard’s three most recent books: England’s Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649–1660 (2012), The Ties that Bind: Siblings, Family and Society in Early Modern England (2018), and British Slaves and Barbary Corsairs, 1580–1750 (2022).