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Research overview

Ninth to thirteenth-century England and France, in particular the fields of law, lordship, and literature. Teaching also covers the intellectual and cultural history of this period. Further areas of specialisation are historical writing, late nineteenth-century study of mediaeval England, and the relationship between legal history and legal practice.

Academic/Professional Qualification

MA, University of Toronto; MA, University of Oxford; DPhil, University of Oxford; Council member, Selden Society; Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh; Fellow of the British Academy; Member of the Academia Europaea

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


  • D111 Medieval History
  • Legal History


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