PROFESSOR DAVID CARPENTER
Professor of Medieval History
Professor David Carpenter provided us with a captivating and entertaining crash course on Magna Carta in the week that four of the remaining five original parchments were reunited for the first time in perhaps 800 years.
You can buy David’s recently published book on the subject at Amazon and David has kindly agreed to sign copies.
David Carpenter is a leading authority on the history of Britain in the central middle ages.
Prior to joining the Department of History at King’s College, London in 1988, David held lectureships at Christ Church, Oxford, St Hilda’s College Oxford, the University of Aberdeen, and Queen Mary College, University of London.
He was educated at Westminster School and Christ Church, Oxford. His Oxford doctorate was supervised by J.O. Prestwich.
David is on the committee of the Pipe Roll Society. He was Principal Investigator of the AHRC funded ‘Henry III Fine Rolls Project’ (2005-2011) and a Co-investigator on the ‘Paradox of Medieval Scotland Project’. He is currently a Co-investigator on two further AHRC funded projects, ‘The Breaking of Britain Project’ about Scottish political culture before the Wars of Independence and the ‘Magna Carta Project’.
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