Eamon Duffy

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Eamon Duffy is an Irish historian. He is the Emeritus Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow and former president of Magdalene College.

Duffy was born on 9 February 1947, in Dundalk, Ireland. He describes himself as a “cradle Catholic”. He was educated at St Philip’s School and the University of Hull. He undertook postgraduate research at the University of Cambridge, where his doctoral advisers were Owen Chadwick and Gordon Rupp.

Duffy specialises in 15th- to 17th-century religious history of Britain. He is also a former member of the Pontifical Historical Commission. His work has done much to overturn the popular image of late-medieval Catholicism in England as moribund, and instead presents it as a vibrant cultural force.

Duffy moved to Magdalene College in the University of Cambridge in 1979, and was professor of the history of Christianity from 2003 to 2014. Since 2014 he has been Emeritus Professor. In 2004 he was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy.