Peter Davidson was born in Scotland in 1957. He is currently Professor of Renaissance Studies at the University of Aberdeen. Peter has edited Clarendon’s The Poems and Translations of Sir Richard Fanshawe (Vol I, 1998; II, 1999); the Clarendon anthology of seventeenth-century English poetry, Poetry and Revolution: An Anthology of British and Irish Verse 1625-1660 (1998), and (with Jane Stevenson) Early Modern Women’s Poetry: An Anthology (2001). He has also published numerous articles and studies of the post-reformation culture of British Catholicism, most recently in the monograph The Universal Baroque (Manchester University Press, 2007).
His latest book from Carcanet is Distance and Memory, published in 2013.