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Robert I. Frost FBA (born 1958) is a British historian and academic.[1] His interests are in the history of Eastern and Northern Europe of 14th-19th centuries, with primary focus on Poland-Lithuania and the history of warfare of the period.[2]

He attended the University of St Andrews and the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. He earned his doctorate in the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at the University of London.

He taught school for three years in the mid-1980s. Frost became a temporary and permanent lecturer in history at King's College London, in 1987 and '88 respectively, and Reader in 2001. He was chosen to become Head of the college's School of Humanities in 2004, effective in August;[3] in September, he accepted appointment as Professor of Early Modern History and Head of the School for Divinity, History and Philosophy at University of Aberdeen, Scotland,[4] where he remained as of 2009. He holds the Burnett Fletcher Chair of History.[5]


  • The Northern Wars, War, State and Society in Northeastern Europe, 1558-1721, 2000
  • After the Deluge: Poland-Lithuania and the Second Northern War, 1994
  • Co-editor, with Anne Goldgar, Institutional Culture in Early Modern Society, 2004
  • The Oxford History of Poland-Lithuania (The Oxford History of Early Modern Europe)
    • Vol. I: "The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1385-1569", 2015, ISBN 0198208693


  1. ^ "Frost, Robert I", Library of Congress Authorities
  2. ^ "About the author" from his book, The Oxford History of Poland-Lithuania
  3. ^ "Dr Robert Frost", Comment, section "New Heads of School" January 2004, p. 9
  4. ^ "Professor Robert Frost: Personal Details"
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