Peter Lake is University Distinguished Professor of History and Professor of the History of Christianity in the Divinity School at Vanderbilt University. Before coming to Vanderbilt in 2008, he taught at Princeton University and Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of four books, including The Trials of Margaret Clitherow (2011); The Antichrist's Lewd Hat (2002), The Boxmaker's Revenge (2002); Anglicans and Puritans? (1988) and Moderate Puritans and the Elizabethan Church (1982). In 2010-2011, he gave the Ford Lectures at the University of Oxford. He is currently completing a book on Shakespeare's history plays.