Department of History

Department of History
Department of History

Eric Franklin

Ph.D. Candidate
Early Modern British History



MA in History, Saint Mary’s University
BA (Honours) in History, Saint Mary’s University


Presently working under the guidance of Dr Jeffrey Collins, my current research examines the Anglican Church of Ireland and its role in the early modern period as both a cultural bridge between England and Ireland and an anglicizing agent in the latter country.   Ultimately, my research will draw conclusions about the interplay between popular and elite culture, and representations of national sentiment.


Academic Journal

‘The Bard’s Witness: The Welsh and Early Modern English National Consciousness.’  Afficio  2 (2017):  7-30.

Conference Proceedings

“The Welsh Presence in Early Modern English National Sentiment.’  Proceedings of the Student Empowerment Conference: Culture and the Everyday, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  February 26, 2016.