Richard Carwardine, FBA FRHistS FLSW, is President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford and was formerly Rhodes Professor of American History at St Catherine's College, Oxford. Before this he was Professor of American History at the University of Sheffield. He specialises in the early years of the American Republic and the American Civil War. His best known work is the 2004 book Lincoln: A Life of Purpose and Power, a political biography which particularly focuses on how Abraham Lincoln mobilised evangelical Protestants to gain support for the Union and emancipation; this book won the Lincoln Prize. Carwardine is a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Haberdashers.