Conyers Read Biography

Conyers Read was teaching at the University of Pennsylvania at the time of his presidency. He authored such notable works as Mr. Secretary Walsingham and the Policy of Queen Elizabeth (3 vol., 1925), The Tudors (1936), Mr. Secretary Cecil and the Foreign Policy of Queen Elizabeth (1955), and Bibliography of British History, Tudor Period, 1485-1602 (2nd ed., 1959).


The Bardon Papers, documents relating to the imprisonment & trial of Mary queen of Scots; ed. for the Royal historical society by Conyers Read. With a prefatory note by Charles Cotton. London, Offices of the Society, 1909.

England and America, by Conyers Read. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1918.

Mr. Secretary Walsingham and the policy of Queen Elizabeth, Oxford, 3 vols. The Clarendon press, 1925; Reprint, Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1967.

Bibliography of British history, Tudor period, 1485-1603, issued under the direction of the American Historical Association and the Royal Historical Society of Great Britain, edited by Conyers Read. Oxford, The Clarendon Press, 1933; 2d ed. Hassocks, Eng.: Harvester Press; Totowa, N.J.: Rowman and Littlefield, 1978.

The Tudors; personalities and practical politics in sixteenth century England, by Conyers Read. New York: H. Holt and Company, 1936.

The Constitution reconsidered; edited for the American historical association, by Conyers Read. New York, Columbia university press, 1938; Rev. ed. New York: Harper & Row, 1968.

Elizabeth of England: certain observations concerning the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth, by John Clapham. Edited by Evelyn Plummer Read and Conyers Read. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1951.

Essays in honor of Conyers Read. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1953.

Social and political forces in the English Reformation. Houston: Elsevier Press, 1953.

Lord Burghley and Queen Elizabeth. New York: Knopf, 1960.

The government of England under Elizabeth. Washington: Folger Shakespeare Library, 1960.

The constitution reconsidered. Rev. ed. New York, Harper & Row, 1968.

The Tudors; personalities and practical politics in sixteenth century England. Freeport, N.Y.: Books for Libraries Press, 1968.