Dr Appleby is interested in supervising student research in several areas of early modern British history, such as:
The British Civil Wars 1639-1652
The Commonwealth and Protectorate 1649-1660
The Restoration 1660-1685
Crime and punishment in early modern England 1500-1750
Early modern preaching
Early modern Essex and its hinterlands
Early modern Staffordshire and its hinterlands
Dr Appleby is currently co-supervisor for two Nottingham PhD theses and one Midlands3Cities PhD thesis * 'The impact of civil war on landed society in the fifteenth and seventeenth centuries: a comparative study' * 'Royalists and reconciliation' * 'The experience of war widows and orphans in the Midlands during the mid-seventeenth century'
Whilst working in Nottingham, Dr Appleby has contributed to Humanities and Hallward library blogs, fronted a television program on the history of Notts County, appeared on the BBC Radio 4 show, The Third Degree, appeared as an British Civil Wars expert on BBC Radio Nottingham and undertaken several interviews for local and national newspapers.
More information can be found via his website