Richard A. Fletcher

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Richard A. Fletcher (28 March 1944 – 28 February 2005) was a historian who specialized in the medieval period. He was Professor of History at the University of York and one of the outstanding talents in English and Spanish medieval scholarship.[1]

Select bibliography of Fletcher's publications[edit]

  • The Quest for El Cid. 1991.
  • Moorish Spain. 1992.
  • The Barbarian Conversion: From Paganism to Christianity Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1999.
  • Bloodfeud: Murder and Revenge in Anglo-Saxon England. Penguin. 2002. ISBN 0-14-028692-6. 
  • Christian-Muslim Understanding in the Later Middle Ages. 2003.
  • The Cross and The Crescent: The Dramatic Story of the Earliest Encounters Between Christians and Muslims. 2005.


  1. ^ Geoffrey Wheatcroft, "Richard Fletcher Historian fascinated by medieval Spain", The Guardian, 18 March 2005.