Andrew Lacey completed a first
degree in history followed by a postgraduate degree in Library and Information Studies. He
then worked as a professional librarian in a variety of Colleges and Universities. He was
College Librarian at Trinity Hall, Cambridge for ten years and for four years
simultaneously Special Collections Librarian at the University of Leicester. Moving on
from Trinity Hall and the University of Leicester, Andrew was then a member of the
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Architecture and History of Art.
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 Tudors and the Reformation, 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 European history.
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, this includes the writing and
tutoring of an online course for the University of Oxford on the English Civil War. He has
also written and tutors online courses for the University of Cambridge, Institute of
Continuing Education, on the Early Tudors, Queen Elizabeth I, and, reflecting the range of
his interests, Hitler and the Nazis. In among all this, Andrew published a book on the
English Civil War published by Amberley Press in 2017 - never a dull moment!'