Stephen K. Roberts is Emeritus Director of the History of Parliament Trust, a research project creating a comprehensive account of parliamentary politics in England, then Britain, from their origins in the thirteenth century. The History is generally regarded as one of the most ambitious, authoritative and well-researched projects in the field of British studies. Before becoming Director, he was Editor of the House of Commons 1640-1660 section of the History.
He has deep roots in and around Bridgend, Glamorgan, and was educated there (at Brynteg Comprehensive School) and at the Universities of Sussex, Exeter and London. He was for many years a tutor-organiser in the West Midlands for the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA).
He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Historical Society, and is prominent in the governance of a number of historical bodies, including the academic journal, Midland History, the Worcestershire Historical Society, the Cromwell Association and the Dugdale Society.
Stephen has published extensively on aspects of seventeenth-century English and Welsh history. His writings on Wales include a volume for the South Wales Record Society, essays for the Gwent County History and the Cardiganshire County History, and a large number of contributions to the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.