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Dr. Richard C. Allen 

Select Publications (since 2000)


  1. Quaker Communities in Early Modern Wales: from resistance to respectability (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2007), pp. 304
  2. (edited with Professor Stephen Regan, Durham University), Irelands of the Mind: memory and identity in modern Irish culture (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008), including introduction (pp. 1–11 and ch. 6 (pp. 110–28)
  3. (edited with Dr Joan Allen, Newcastle University), Faith of Our Fathers – Popular Culture and Belief in Post-Reformation England, Ireland and Wales (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009), including introduction (pp. 1–10) and ch. 4 (pp. 52–74)


  1. ‘The origins and development of Welsh associational life in eighteenth-century Philadelphia’, Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (in press. 2009)
  2. ‘Turning hearts to break off the yoke of oppression.’ The travels and sufferings of Christopher Meidel c.1659–c.1715’, Quaker Studies, 12, 1 (September 2007), 54–72;
  3. ‘In search of a New Jerusalem. A preliminary investigation into Welsh Quaker emigration to North America c.1660–1750’, Quaker Studies 9, 1 (September 2004), 31–53;
  4. “Mocked, scoffed, persecuted, and made a gazeing stock’: The resistance of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) to the religious and civil authorities in post-toleration south-east Wales c.1689–1836’, Cycnos. Publications de la Faculté des Lettres de Nice (2003), 23–47; 
  5. ‘An Example of Quaker Discipline: The case of Dr. Charles Allen Fox and the Cardiff Quakers’, Journal of Welsh Religious History, New Series, 1 (Winter 2001), 46–73;
  6. ‘Wizards or charlatans ¬ doctors or herbalists? An appraisal of the ‘cunning men’ of Cwrt-y-Cadno, Carmarthenshire’, The North American Journal of Welsh Studies, 1, 2 (Summer 2001), 68–85.


  1. ‘The making of a Holy Christian Community: Welsh Quaker emigrants to Pennsylvania, c.1680–1750’, in Tim Kirk and Luďa Klusáková (eds), Cultural Conquests (in press. Prague: Philosophica et Historica, Studia Historica, 2009);
  2. ‘The Problem of Poor Relief’, in M. Gray and P. Morgan (eds), Gwent County History, vol. III (Cardiff: UWP, 2009), ch. 11;
  3. (with Dr Joan Allen, Newcastle University), ‘Competing identities’: Irish and Welsh migration and the North-East of England’, in A. J. Pollard and A. G. Green (eds), Regional Identities in North-East England 1300-2000 (Woodford: Boydell and Brewer, 2007), pp. 133–160;
  4. ‘‘I’ve come home, and home I’m gonna stay’. The Quiet Man (1952) in Irish-American cinematic history’, in Pamela O’Neill (ed.), Exile and Homecoming (Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2005), pp. 393–411;
  5. ‘‘Remember me to my good friend Captain Cook’: James Cook and the North Yorkshire Quakers’, in Glyndwr Williams (ed.), Captain Cook: explorations and reassessments (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2004), pp. 21–36;
  6. ‘Establishing an alternative community in the north-east: Quakers, morals and popular culture in the long-eighteenth century’, in Helen Berry and Jeremy Gregory (eds), Creating and Consuming Culture in North-East England, 1660–1832 (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2004), pp. 98–119;
  7. ‘‘A most industrious well-disposed people.’ Milford Haven Quakers and the Pembrokeshire Whaling industry c.1791–1821’, in Patricia O’Neill (ed.), Nation and Federation in the Celtic World (Sydney: University of Sydney Press, 2003), pp. 64–94;
  8. ‘Taking up her daily cross’: Women and the early Quaker Movement in Wales, c.1653-1689’, in Michael Roberts and Simone Clarke (eds), Women and Gender in Early Modern Wales (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000), pp. 104–28

Other published work

  1. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: OUP, 2004). 21 entries incl. Several Catholic Priests, Quaker missionaries and Anglicans.
  2. Guest Editor Quaker Studies, vol. 9.1 (September 2004); vol. 8, 1 (September 2003)

Also, numerous book reviews, including A History of Assimilation in the Coalfields: Welsh Americans. By Ronald L. Lewis. (Chapel Hill: North Carolina Press, 2008) for the West Virginia History.

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