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Misha Ewen is an historian of early modern England and its empire in the Atlantic world. In 2022, she joined the University of Bristol as Lecturer in Early Modern History, having previously held positions at Historic Royal Palaces, the University of Manchester and University of Kent. She completed her PhD at University College London and has held visiting fellowships at Yale University, the Huntington Library, and Folger Shakespeare Library.


The Virginia Venture: American Colonization and English Society, 1580-1660, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press, is her first book. Misha's research on gender, colonialism, and trading companies can also be found in The Historical Journal, Gender & History, and Cultural and Social History.  

Misha is passionate about reaching wider audiences and has participated in numerous events, podcasts, and TV programmes, including HistFest, Being Human Festival, BBC Radio 4's You're Dead to Me, and Channel 5's Inside the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace: Behind Closed Doors.

Misha is also available for consulting, and has worked with various organisations including the Royal Historical Society, National Trust, AQA, and BBC Radio 4. 

If you would like to get in touch, please email


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