Juliet Barker

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Juliet Barker
Born 1958
Occupation Historian
Nationality British
Subject William Wordsworth
Medieval warfare
Medieval tournaments

Juliet R. V. Barker FRSL (born 1958) is a British historian, specialising in the Middle Ages and literary biography. She is the author of a number of well-regarded works on the Brontës, William Wordsworth, and medieval tournaments. From 1983 to 1989 she was the curator and librarian of the Bronte Parsonage Museum.[1]

Barker was educated at Bradford Girls' Grammar School and St Anne's College, Oxford, where she gained her doctorate in medieval history.[1]

A biography and summary of each book can be found on her official website, which was launched September 2009.

Selected works[edit]

  • The Brontës: Selected Poems
  • (1986) The Tournament in England: 1100-1400, Woodbridge, England: The Boydell Press ISBN 0-85115-942-7
  • The Brontë Yearbook
  • (1994) The Brontës
  • The Brontës: A Life in Letters
  • Charlotte Brontë: Juvenilia 1829-35
  • Wordsworth: A Life
  • Wordsworth: A Life in Letters
  • (2005) Agincourt: The King, the Campaign, the Battle, UK: Little, Brown ISBN 0-349-11918-X
  • (2007) The Deafening Sound of Silent Tears: The Story of Caring For Life
  • (2014) England Arise: The People, the King and the Great Revolt of 1381


Honours and awards[edit]

In 1999 she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by the University of Bradford.[2] She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Juliet Barker biography". Andrew Lownie literary agency. 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-03. 
  2. ^ Swain, Harriet; Williams, Lynne (16 July 1999). "Glittering prizes". THE. 
  3. ^ "All Fellows". Royal Society of Literature. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 

Juliet Barker was recognized as one of the youngest ever recipients of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters, awarded by the University of Bradford. Her books include "The Brontes", which won the Yorkshire Post Book Award and was short-listed for both the AT&T Non-Fiction Prize and the Marsh Biography Award, "The Brontes: A Life in Letters", Wordsworth: A Life", Wordsworth: A Life in Letters".

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