Andrew Lacey completed a first
degree in history followed by a postgraduate degree in Library and Information Studies.
From 1988 he worked as a professional librarian in a variety of Colleges and Universities.
From 1994 to 2005 he was College Librarian at Trinity Hall, Cambridge and, from 2001 to
2004, simultaneously Special Collections Librarian at the University of Leicester. Andrew
was a member of the University of Cambridge, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art
from 2005 to 2008.
In tandem with his professional career, Andrew
has pursued his academic interests and teaching in continuing education. He is a Tutor for
both the University of Cambridge, Institute of Continuing Education and the University of
Oxford, Department for Continuing Education. His teaching and research has included work
on the English Civil War, sixteenth and seventeenth century English and European history,
the relationship between art and power, and nineteenth and twentieth century British and
Andrew was awarded a doctorate by the
University of Leicester for research on the cult of King Charles I and the fruits of this
work were published by the Boydell Press. He has also published many articles and essays
on aspects of sixteenth and seventeenth-century history including the writing and tutoring
of an online course for the University of Oxford on the English Civil War. He has also
written and tutored online courses for the University of Cambridge, Institute of
Continuing Education, on the early Tudors and Queen Elizabeth I. He is currently writing
further online courses for Cambridge and for the University of Exeter. In among all this,
Andrew is writing a book on the English Civil War to be published by Amberley Publishers
this summer and has a commission from the same publishers for a book on the Stuarts -
never a dull moment!