Professor Robert Bartlett FBA


Elected 1997

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected
Medieval Studies

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

University of St Andrews Emeritus Professor of Medieval History

2016 -

University of St Andrews Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Medieval History, University of St Andrews

1992 - 2016

University of St Andrews Professor of Medieval History

1992 -

The University of Chicago Professor of Medieval History

1986 - 1992

University of Edinburgh Lecturer in History

1980 - 1986


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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