Nigel Saul

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Nigel Saul (born 1952[1]) is a British academic who was formerly the Head of the Department of History at Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL). He is recognised as one of the leading experts in the history of medieval England.[2]

Saul has written numerous books including Knights and Esquires, The Gloucestershire Gentry in the Fourteenth Century (Oxford, 1981), and The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval England (Oxford, 1997). His major biography Richard II (Yale, 1997) was the product of ten years' work and was acclaimed by P. D. James as "unlikely to be surpassed in scholarship, comprehensiveness, or in the biographer's insight into his subject's character".[3]

Within Royal Holloway, Saul is known for his somewhat right-wing political views. He has served as Honorary President of the college's Conservative Future Society.

Selected publications[edit]

  • For Honour and Fame: Chivalry in England 1066-1500 (London, 2011)
  • English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages. History and Representation (Oxford, 2009)
  • The Three Richards (Hambledon and London, 2005)
  • Death, Art and Memory in Medieval England. The Cobham Family and their Monuments 1300-1500 (Oxford, 2001)
  • Richard II (New Haven and London, 1997)
  • "Richard II and the Vocabulary of Kingship", English Historical Review, cx (1995)
  • Scenes From Provincial Life. Knightly Families in Sussex 1280-1400 (Oxford, 1986)
  • Knights and Esquires. The Gloucestershire Gentry in the Fourteenth Century (Oxford, 1981)

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