North American Branch Committee Member

Robert Bucholz

Robert Bucholz is a Professor of History at Loyola University, Chicago. His publications include The Augustan Court: Queen Anne and the Decline of Court Culture (Stanford University Press, 1993); with Sir John Sainty, KCB, Officials of the Royal Household 1660-1837, 2 vols. (Institute of Historical Research, London, 1997-98); with Prof. Newton Key of Eastern Illinois University, Early-modern England 1485-1714: a Narrative History (Blackwell, 2003; 2nd ed., Wiley Blackwell, 2009); and with Prof. Joseph Ward of the University of Mississippi, London: a Social and Cultural History 1550-1750 (Cambridge University Press, 2012).

He is the project director of The Database of Court Officers (DCO), which contains the basic career facts of every person who served in the British sovereign’s household from the restoration of the monarchy in 1660 to the accession of Queen Victoria in 1837. The Database of Court Officers may be found at or by “googling” Database of Court Officers.

He is currently working on Courtiers: a Social and Cultural History of the British Court 1660-1783 (contracted to Oxford University Press) and an extension of the DCO to include the households of ancillary members of the royal family.

Bucholz is past President of the Midwest Conference on British Studies and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.