Dr Matthew Glozier

 Dr Matthew Glozier  
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Dr Matthew Glozier is an Early Modern European historian specialising in international soldiering, the formation of state armies, and the Scottish and Huguenot Diaspora. Following a B.A. (Hons) degree in History (1990–93) and an M.Phil. in History (1997) at the University of Sydney, he was awarded a Commonwealth Research Scholarship to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Western Sydney, entitled Scottish Soldiers in France and The Netherlands, 1660–1692 (conferred 2002).

Currently with Sydney Grammar School’s History Department and previously a researcher for the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping (Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, The Australian National University), he continues to present papers at conferences in Britain and on the Continent and has published them internationally in many learned journals – Scottish Historical Review (Edinburgh), Proceedings of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland (London), Transparant : tijdschrift van de Vereniging van Christen–Historici (The Netherlands), Beitrag für Militär und Gesellschaft in der Fruehen Neuzeit (Germany). Matthew is also, for the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland (Quarto Series), co–editing a volume of biographical reference relating to thousands of French refugee soldiers serving in armies across Europe circa 1685–1713. The project grew out of his earlier pioneering research into the Huguenot military support lent to William of Orange during the Glorious Revolution of 1688. This is the subject of a major scholarly monograph by him, published by Sussex Academic Press in 2002, for which he was awarded in 1999 a Huguenot Research Award (administered by the University of London). A second book, Scottish Soldiers in France in the Reign of the Sun King: Nursery for Men of Honour (Brill Academic Publishers, History of Warfare Series vol. 24), based on his doctoral thesis, appeared in 2004.

Matthew has written and revised nine articles for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, most on expatriate British and Irish soldiers, including George Douglas, first Earl of Dumbarton, KT (c.1636–92), Scottish colonel in France; Henry Hexham (c.1585–c.1650), military writer; Captain John Slezer (d.1714), Dutch artist and engineer in Scotland; and Nathaniel Hooke, the elder (1664–1738), Jacobite soldier. His most recent work is the first ever scholarly, book–length, biographical study of Frederick Herman von Schomberg: Marshal Schomberg, 1615–1690 : ‘the ablest soldier of his age’ : International soldiering and the formation of state armies in seventeenth–century Europe (Sussex Academic Press, 2005).

He has taught early modern Reformation, social, cultural, and military units at the Universities of Sydney, Western Sydney, and Macquarie University, and offered diverse Stuart, war, and other history courses at the Centre for Continuing Education, Sydney University, and at the WEA, and is co–founder of the Huguenot Society of Australia and a Fellow of the Huguenot Society of Great Britain and Ireland and of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

In 2009 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.