Miles Pattenden

Departmental Lecturer
Faculty of History

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Dr Miles Pattenden teaches British, European and World History c.1400-1800 in the Faculty of History. His first book Pius IV and the Fall of the Carafa (OUP, 2013) told the story of the only early modern papal family to be indicted for corruption and his second, Electing the Pope in Early Modern Italy (OUP, 2017), explored the impact of elections on the papacy and the history of early modern Italy. 

Miles is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and has been a Visiting Fellow at the Università Ca’ Foscari (Venice), the University of Bologna, and the Autónoma University of Madrid. He is currently writing a history of the Catholic Church from the Council of Trent (1545) to the First Vatican Council (1870) and is editing two volumes of the Cambridge History of the Papacy.