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UK Fellow, Medieval Studies, elected in 1997

Professor Robert Bartlett FBA

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About this Fellow

Robert Bartlett is Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Mediaeval History at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. He received his university education at Cambridge, Oxford and Princeton, taught earlier at the universities of Edinburgh and Chicago and has held fellowships at the universities of Michigan, Princeton, Göttingen and Tel Aviv, and at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton. He has published on the history of England, 1066-1300; the cult of the saints; and on frontiers and colonization in medieval Europe.



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University of St Andrews

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer in History, University of Edinburgh, 1980 - 1986
  • Professor of Medieval History, The University of Chicago, 1986 - 1992
  • Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Medieval History, University of St Andrews, University of St Andrews, 1992 - 2016
  • Professor of Medieval History, University of St Andrews, 1992
  • Emeritus Professor of Medieval History, University of St Andrews, 2016


Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things? Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation (Princeton UP, 2013; paperback ed., 2015)

Gerald of Wales 1982

The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change 950-1350 1993

England under the Norman and Angevin kings 2000

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