(Ph.D. Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, UK; Professor)
Prof. Hammer received his BA and MA from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and his PhD from Cambridge in 1991. He previously taught at the Universities of New England and Adelaide in Australia and St Andrews in Scotland. He has published extensively on politics and political culture in sixteenth century England, including The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics the political career of Robert Devereux, 2nd earl of Essex, 1585-1597 (1999), and Elizabeth's Wars: Government and Society in Tudor England, 1544-1604 (2003). He has also edited Warfare in Early Modern Europe, 1450-1660 (2007). He is currently working on books on the Essex Rising of 1601 and on Henry VIII.