Dr MacKenzie’s research interests are in Early Modern British and Irish History from c.1603-1707. In particular she is focused on the following areas:
The Wars of the Three Kingdoms 1638-1660
Most recently Dr MacKenzie’s research and publications have focused of the ‘covenanted interest’ of the Three Kingdoms from 1638-1660 and has a forthcoming monograph on the subject due to be published by Routledge in September 2017.
Dr MacKenzie has had a longstanding interest in this period of history and has published on many of the political, religious and diplomatic aspects of the conflict.
Print Culture in the Seventeenth Century
Dr MacKenzie has had a longstanding interest in this feild since her undergraduate days and has followed the historiography closely. Dr MacKenzie has been approached by Routledge to produce a cutting edge volume on print culture. Her own focus lies on print culture during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
The Jacobites 1688-1788
One of Dr MacKenzie’s emerging interests is on the Jacobites and the Jacobite conflicts between 1688-1746. In particular she is interested in the impact of the conflict on the lives of ordinary people particularly those living in Britain and Ireland.
Dr MacKenzie is currently transcribing a diary which gives a valuable insight into the Jacobite wars from the perspective of an ordinary working man.
Relations between France and Britain: Anglo-French and Franco-Scottish Diplomacy
Dr MacKenzie has had an interest in this area since the mid-1990s and is at the moment focusing her attention on the period between 1638-1715 and hopes to expand this significantly in the future.