Duncan Fraser took a B.A. in English and Related Literatures at York University, England, in 1969. For the greater part of a varied working life he taught English, Photography and Media Production, ending up as a qualification developer in Creative Arts and Media for an exam board. In November 2013 he completed, at the University of Sussex, the doctorate he started there in 1978. He recently co-authored with Andrew Hadfield 'Gentry Life in Georgian Ireland: The Letters of Edmund Spencer (1711-1790)' (Legenda, 2017) and has also co-edited with Andrew Hadfield 'The Politician' by James Shirley (due to be published in the forthcoming 'Complete Works of James Shirley', Oxford University Press). He is currently a visiting research fellow in Early Modern Literature at the University of Sussex and is working on early modern London as a focus of the comic drama.