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Dr. Anthony Mansfield
I completed my undergraduate and masters degrees at the University of Winchester, and an AHRC-funded PhD studentship at Keele. My thesis, ‘Lords of the North Sea World,’ is a comparative study on medieval lordship.
My research is focused on the aristocracy of North Sea Europe during the tenth and eleventh centuries. The regions covered within my work include eastern England, eastern Normandy, western Flanders and central Norway. Using these localities I am seeking to assess the mechanics of medieval lordship. As a result I focus on aristocrats’ authority, regional identity, relationship networks and inheritance strategies. Furthermore, my research seeks to identify the level of unity in medieval kingdoms and whether regional lordship held greater authority than kingship.
Mansfield, A., ‘Lords of the North Sea World: A Comparative Study of Aristocratic Territory in the North Sea World in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries’, Networks and Neighbours, Vol. 2 (2014), pp. 46-70. Link.
HIS-10025 Medieval Europe
HIS-10030 Historical Research and Writing
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