St Andrews is one of the foremost European centres for the study of the Middle Ages. In particular, the Department provides special concentrations of experience in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages; mediaeval British history; twelfth-century studies; and the Mediterranean world of the Middle Ages.

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Recent Submissions

  • The career of Robert of Thurnham, 1191-1211 

    Yarlett, Richard Paul (2007-06-21) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the career of Robert II of Thurnham a high ranking curial official, whose career in the royal service spanned the reigns of both Richard I [1189-1199] and John [1199-1216]. The thesis begins by ...
  • Livery and dule : dressing life and death in the late medieval Scottish royal household 

    Westerhof Nyman, Perin Joy (University of St Andrews, 2021-07-01) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the use of meaningful and symbolic dress at the late medieval Scottish royal court, arguing that group displays of colour-coded clothing, exemplified by livery and mourning dress, played key political ...
  • Politics, policy and power : the Marcher lords and the English crown in the March of Wales, 1254-1272 

    Ayton, Alastair Iain (University of St Andrews, 2020-12-01) - Thesis
    This thesis is a study of Marcher lords between 1254 and 1272. Those studied include: the Bigod earls of Norfolk; the de Clare earls of Gloucester and Hertford; the de Bohun earls of Hereford and Essex; the Mortimer lords ...
  • The production of the Anglo-Saxon laws : from Alfred to Cnut 

    Ivarsen, Ingrid (University of St Andrews, 2020-07-30) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the production of written law in Anglo-Saxon England by asking some basic questions. What is ‘an Anglo-Saxon law’? Where and when were surviving laws made? Who wrote them? What characterizes the laws ...
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    Merino Jaso, Maria Sofia (University of St Andrews, 2020-07-30) - Thesis

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