I was born and raised in Darlington, attending Carmel RC College before studying at both undergraduate and postgraduate level at Northumbria University, Newcastle. I am currently the Capuchin Fellow in the History of Catholicism at Durham University. Before this role I had taught at Durham, Northumbria and Sunderland as an Associate Lecturer and had also developed my skills in engagement and digital design in roles outside of academia.


PhD in History, Northumbria University, 2016.
MRes History (Distinction), Northumbria University, 2012.
BA (Hons) History (1st Class), Northumbria University, 2011.

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2015 – )

Other Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Temple, Liam Peter (2019). George Herbert. In Protestants and Mysticism in Reformation Europe. Brill. 328-48.

Journal Article


Blog Posts


    In my role as Capuchin Fellow I will research the largely unexplored history of the relation between the Capuchins and Great Britain from the early modern period to the present day, highlighting the significance of the Capuchin British experience for the study of the history of post-Reformation Catholicism. The project will include research not only into the province after its formation in the nineteenth century, but also into individuals from Britain who entered the global Capuchin order during the early modern period. This research will draw on my existing published research on the history of the English Benedictines and Poor Clares in the early modern period.


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