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Michael B. Young

Professor of History

Harvard University

Professor Young specializes in early modern England and Europe from the Renaissance to the French Revolution.  In addition to his courses on English and European history, Professor Young also teaches the sophomore-level seminar required of all history majors which emphasizes skills in analyzing, writing, and researching.He is the author of three books about the reigns of King Charles I and King James I of England.  His most recent work examines the so-called favorites of King James in relation to the history of homosexuality.In 1987 he received the university's highest award for service and teaching. In 2011 he was the first recipient of the James D. Dougan Award for his contributions to faculty governance. In 2013 he was appointed to the Robert W. Harrington Endowed Professorship. 


History 121 Europe: Renaissance to Revolution
History 224 Century of Genius
History 225 The Enlightenment
History 290 Theory and Writing of History
History 321 Tudor-Stuart England
History 323 Sex, Gender, and Power under King James