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Steven Illingworth

Steven Illingworth is a history graduate, former secondary school history teacher and recently-retired university lecturer in history education. He has written several articles in a variety of educational and academic journals. As well as writing, he has delivered several talks across the country on aspects of Tudor and twentieth century history.

Author's Books
Henry VIII’s Narrow Escape

In 1536, King Henry VIII faced a major rebellion called The Pilgrimage of Grace, in opposition to the religious changes being imposed by the king and his ministers. The rebels, based mainly in the north of England, were particularly keen to defend the monasteries against the government’s attempt t...

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The Gold Card Brigade

The crowds at English county cricket matches are dominated by senior citizens. Some media commentators can make rather dismissive and patronising comments about these spectators, using terms like the Gold Card Brigade, from the name used for the pensioners’ bus pass in some parts of the country. T...

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