Dr. John Severn

Professor Emeritus, History


301 Sparkman Drive
Roberts Hall
Room 323
Huntsville, AL 35899
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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.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Florida State University
  • M.A., Florida State University
  • B.A., History, University of Minnesota


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

Recent Publications

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

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

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