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Roger Schofield is a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Statistical Society and the British Academy. He is Senior Research Associate of the Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure. He was previously editor of the journal Population Studies and is the co-author of The Population History of England , 1541-1871 (1981) and English Population History from Family Reconstitution (1997).