David Rollason

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David W. Rollason is an English historian and medievalist. He is a Professor in history at Durham University. He specialises in the cult of saints in Anglo-Saxon England, the history of Northumbria and in the historical writings of Durham, most notably producing a modern edition and translation of the Libellus de exordio and co-operating on an edition of the Durham Liber Vitae.

Outside of his academic interests, David Rollason is a keen cyclist, cycling 175 miles from Edinburgh to Seaton Delaval to raise money to assist the National Trust in their purchase of Seaton Delaval Hall.[1]

Selected publications[edit]

  • The Mildrith Legend: A Study in Early Medieval Hagiography in England, (1982)
  • ed. with G. Bonner and C. Stancliffe St Cuthbert, his Cult and his Community to AD 1200, (1989)
  • Saints and Relics in Anglo-Saxon England, (1989)
  • with D. Gore & G. Fellows-Jensen, Sources for York History to AD 1100, (York, 1998)
  • ed. & tr. Symeon of Durham. Libellus de exordio atque procursu istius, hoc est Dunhelmensis, ecclesie, (Oxford, 2000)
  • Bede and Germany, (Jarrow Lecture, 2002)
  • Northumbria 500-1100: Creation and Destruction of a Kingdom, (Cambridge, 2003) ISBN 0-521-04102-3.
  • ed. with many others, The Durham Liber Vitae. British Library, MS Domitian A.VII, An Edition with Digital Facsimile, and Prosopographical and Linguistic Commentaries, (British Library, 2007)
  • (Forthcoming in 2011) Early Medieval Europe 300-1050: The Birth of Western Society


  1. ^ "Sponsored cycle ride by David Rollason". Durham University. Retrieved 3 August 2011.