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Dr John Maddicott has published works on the political and social history of England in the thirteenth and fourteenth century, and on Anglo-Saxon history. Born in Exeter, Devon, he was educated at Worcester College, Oxford. He has written a biography of Thomas Plantagenet, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, and one on Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester. In Hilary term 2004, he delivered the Ford Lectures, the most prestigious history lectures in Oxford University, on the topic of the genesis of the English Parliament. He was a tutor in History at Exeter College, Oxford before retiring in 2006.

Selected publications

  • "The English Peasantry and the Demands of the Crown, 1294-1341", Past and Present. Vol Supplement No. 1
  • Thomas of Lancaster, 1307-22. (Oxford, 1970)
  • "Trade, Industry and the Wealth of King Alfred", Past and Present. Vol 123 (1989)
  • Simon de Montfort. (Cambridge, 1994)
  • "An Infinite Multitude of Nobles": Quality, Quantity and Politics in the Pre-Reform Parliaments of Henry III, in Thirteenth Century England, vii (1999)
  • "Power and prosperity in the Age of Bede and Beowulf", Proceedings of the British Academy. (2002)

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