Richard C. Allen read History at Aberystwyth University before completing a doctorate at the same university. Richard is a former Fulbright-Robertson Professor of British History at Westminster College, Missouri with research interests in the social, cultural and religious history of Britain and America from the seventeenth century onwards, particularly dissenters and emigration to Pennsylvania. He has published widely on Quakerism, migration, and identity.
His most recent works are Quaker Communities in Early Modern Wales: From Radicalism to Respectability (2007); the co-authored (with Rosemary Moore) The Quakers, 1656–1722: The Evolution of an Alternative Community (2018); and several co-edited books: Irelands of the Mind (2008); Faith of Our Fathers: Popular Culture and Belief in Post-Reformation England, Ireland and Wales (2009); and The Religious History of Wales: A Survey of Religious Life and Practice from the Seventeenth Century to the Present Day (2013).
He is currently writing Welsh Quaker Emigrants and Colonial Pennsylvania and co-authoring, Quaker Networks and Moral Reform in the North East of England.
Early Modern/Modern British, Irish and Transatlantic social, cultural and religious history.