Dr. John Severn

John Severn with Napoleon paintingAssociate Provost and Professor of History
323 Roberts Hall
(256) 824-6767

Areas of Specialty

  • French Revolution
  • Napoleon
  • 19th Century Europe
  • Modern Britain
  • Vita

John Severn, Associate Provost and Professor of History at UAH, received his B.A. in history from the University of Minnesota and M.A. and Ph.D. from Florida State University. His specialty is the era of the French Revolution and Napoleon with research interests in British foreign policy and politics. He teaches courses on Modern Britain, the French Revolution and Napoleon, and Nineteenth Century Europe. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Consortium on Revolutionary Europe.


A Wellesley Affair: Richard Marquess Wellesley and the Conduct of Anglo-Spanish Diplomacy, 1809-1812. Tallahassee: University Presses of Florida, 1981.

"The Wellesleys in Spain," in Norman Gash, ed.. Wellington Studies. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1986.

Architects of Empire: The Duke of Wellington and His Brothers. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 2007.