Faculty Directory--Rory Rapple

Rory Rapple


Rory Rapple
Phone:574 631 3498,
E mail: rory rapple


Professor Rory Rapple works on politics, society and culture in Elizabethan England and Ireland. He has just finished a monograph on the political thinking and mentality of Elizabethan martial men entitled Martial power and Elizabethan political culture which will be published by Cambridge University Press. His work concentrates on the range and variety of political thinking that existed during the Elizabethan period, a neglected topic dealing with an era often characterised as 'the Dark Ages of English political and legal thought'.

Rory was awarded his PhD in 2002 from the University of Cambridge. From 2002 to 2006 he was Research Fellow in Intellectual History at St John's College Cambridge. After a year spent teaching in University College Dublin Rory joined the Department of History at Notre Dame as a visiting assistant professor and became a Fellow of the Keough Institute. From 2001 to 2002, he held the Government of Ireland senior scholarship at the University of Oxford.

Along with his forthcoming book an article entitled Taking up office in Elizabethan Connacht: the case of SIr Richard Bingham will be published in English Historical Review this academic year.