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Thomas Mowbray Charles-Edwards FBA (born 1943) is an academic at Oxford University. He currently holds 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 held a Bergin Fellowship at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies from 1968 to 1969. He then was a Junior Research Fellow and then a Fellow in History at Corpus Christi 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 'Dark Ages', which followed the collapse of the Roman Empire in the west.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Fellow of the British Academy.

He is a grandson of Thomas Charles Edwards, first Principal of the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.


  • Lawyers and Laymen (Cardiff, 1986) (Ed. with Morfydd Owen & D B Walters).
  • Early Irish and Welsh Kinship (Oxford, 1993).
  • The Welsh King and His Court (Cardiff, 2000) (Ed. with Morfydd Owen & Paul Russell).
  • Early Christian Ireland (Cambridge, 2000).
  • After Rome: C.400-c.800 (Oxford, 2003) (Ed.).
  • Tair Colofn Cyfraith. The Three Columns of Law in Medieval Wales: Homicide, Theft and Fire (Bangor, 2005) (Ed. with Paul Russell).


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