The Guitar in Stuart England

Consortium founder Christopher Page has published a new book with Cambridge University Press: ‘The Guitar in Stuart England. A Social and Musical History’. It can be ordered here:

The new volume (a companion volume to The Guitar in Tudor England) comprises a history of the guitar during the reign of the Stuarts. The book gathers portraits, archival materials and literary works to investigate the guitar’s importance to key figures including Samuel Pepys and King Charles II.




2018 Andrew Britton Fellow

The second Andrew Britton Fellowship winner is Sarah Clarke.  She is currently working on a PhD at the Open University about English amateur guitar players in the long nineteenth century, and  has a particular interest in guitar players and guitar teachers in Victorian England.

The Consortium is very pleased with Sarah as a winner, as in many ways her research continues and extends the enquiries that Andrew Britton pioneered. Sarah Clarke will present a paper at the 2018 meeting of the Consortium.


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