Dr Richard Hall

Dr Richard Hall

Tutor, History

Telephone number

+44 (0) 1792 602971

Email address

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker


Dr Richard Hall is a historian of Early America and a member of both the History Department and the Department of Adult and Continuing Education (DACE). His teaching focuses primarily on the British Atlantic World (c. 1550-1760) and the American Revolution (c.1760-1791). Other modules to which he contributes include ‘The Early Modern World: 1500-1800’ and the introductory Level 4 (Year 1) History module ‘What is History?’ He has a background in education and before embarking on his career at Swansea University, was a qualified (with QTS) and practicing primary school teacher. Dr Hall is now a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Areas Of Expertise

  • Clash of Military Cultures in North America during the 18th Century
  • The French and Indian War
  • Motivations of British Soldiers during the American War of Independence

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Revolutionary America, 1760-1791

Colonial British North America

Slavery and the British Atlantic World

The Early Modern World


Dr Hall’s PhD thesis examined the failed ‘Braddock expedition’ of 1755, an early campaign in the conflict known as the French and Indian War. His thesis was published as a monograph in 2016. At present, his research is focused on the clash of military cultures in North America during the eighteenth century, while a developing field of research Dr Hall is undertaking examines the motivations of those British soldiers who served in North America during the American War of Independence.

Dr Hall is a member of the British Group of Early American Historians, and CRAM (Conflict, Research, and Memory) at Swansea University.