Dr David Hitchcock is a Senior Lecturer in History at Canterbury Christ Church University. He is the author of ‘Vagrancy in English Culture and Society, 1650-1750’ (Bloomsbury, 2016) and is currently working on a second book, a history of ‘ending’ poverty in the British Atlantic world, c. 1600-1848.
In his contribution for the Research Exchange, he reflects on how the academic kindness of his PhD supervisor, Bernard Capp, led to his recent article in the Social History Society’s journal ‘He is the Vagabond without habitation in the Lord’: The Representation of Quakerism as Vagrancy in Protectorate England, 1650-1660′, Cultural and Social History, vol. 15, no. 1 (2018), pp. 21-37.
Image: ‘Quaker Meeting in London: A female Quaker preaches’ engraving by Bernard Picard (c.1723)