Thomas Mowbray Charles-Edwards FRHistS FLSW FBA (born 11 November 1943) is an emeritus academic at Oxford University. He formerly held the post of Jesus Professor of Celtic and is a Professorial Fellow at Jesus College.
He was educated at Ampleforth College before reading History at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he studied for a doctorate after taking the Diploma in Celtic Studies under Sir Idris Foster. He studied at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies from 1967 to 1969. He then was a Junior Research Fellow and then a Fellow in History at Corpus Christi College before being appointed to the chair of Celtic.
His expertise is in the fields of the history and language of Wales and Ireland, during the so-called Irish Dark Age (during the Roman Empire) and the general "Dark Ages", which followed the collapse of the Roman Empire in the west.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of the British Academy and a Founding Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales. He was elected honorary member of the Royal Irish Academy in 2007.
- 1971. "The Date of the Four Branches of the Mabinogi", Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 1970 Part 2, 263–298.
- 1978. "Honour and Status in some Irish and Welsh Prose Tales", Ériu 29, 123–141.
- 1978. "The Authenticity of the Gododdin: An Historian's View", R. Bromwich, R. Brinley Jones (eds.), Astudiaethau ar yr Hengerdd: Studies in Old Welsh Poetry, cyflwynedig i Syr Idris Foster (Cardiff), 44–71.
- 1983. With Fergus Kelly. Bechbretha (Dublin).
- 1986. Ed. with Morfydd Owen & D. B. Walters. Lawyers and Laymen (Cardiff).
- 1989. The Welsh Laws (Cardiff).
- 1991. "The Arthur of History", R. Bromwich, A. O. H. Jarman, B. F. Roberts (eds.), The Arthur of the Welsh (Cardiff), 15–32.
- 1993. Early Irish and Welsh Kinship (Oxford).
- 2000. Ed. with Morfydd Owen & Paul Russell. The Welsh King and His Court (Cardiff).
- 2000. Early Christian Ireland (Cambridge).
- 2003. Ed. After Rome: c. 400–c. 800 (Oxford).
- 2005. Ed. with Paul Russell. Tair Colofn Cyfraith. The Three Columns of Law in Medieval Wales: Homicide, Theft and Fire (Bangor).
- 2013. Wales and the Britons 350–1064, Oxford University Press, ISBN 978-0-19-821731-2
- "British Academy Fellows Archive". British Academy. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
- University of Oxford (14 November 1996). "New Jesus Professor of Celtic". Oxford University Gazette. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
- Charles-Edwards, Early Christian Ireland (2000).
- "Fellows of the Royal Historical Society". Royal Historical Society. Retrieved 4 May 2010.
- "Professor Thomas Charles-Edwards, Jesus College, University of Oxford". Retrieved 2 December 2010.