Biography

Nicholas Vincent has published a dozen books and some hundred academic articles on various aspects of English and European history in the 12th and 13th centuries, having arrived at Norwich via Oxford, Cambridge, Paris and Canterbury. He is currently finishing an edition of the charters of the Plantagenet kings and queens from Henry II to King John, and leads a major project researching the background to Magna Carta. He is a Fellow of the British Academy.

He teaches courses in medieval European History and the Crusades, and a 3rd year special subject on the Norman Conquest of England. He is happy to supervise graduate students in most subjects relating to English and European history 1000-1300AD.

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Vincent, N.

(2017)

Henry of Bratton (alias Bracton),

in Great Christian Jurists in English History.

Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN 9781107190559

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Vincent, N.

(2017)

Magna Carta: From King John to Western Liberty,

in Le huitième centenaire de la Magna Carta : Généalogie et filiation d'un texte constitutionnel.

Mare et Martin

pp. 33-49

ISBN 978-2-84934-264-0

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Vincent, N.

(2017)

'The Kings of England and their Accounting Procedures (1100-1300): Theory and Practice',

in De l'autel à l'écritoire : Genèse des comptabilités princières en Occident XIIe-XIVe siècle.

Editions de Boccard

pp. 107-30

ISBN 978-2-7018-0367-8

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Vincent, N.

(2017)

A Queen in Rebel London, 1215-17,

in "A Verray Parfit Praktisour" : Essays Presented to Carole Rawcliffe.

Boydell and Brewer

pp. 23-50

ISBN 978-1-78327-180-1

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Vincent, N.

(2016)

Writing to Friends and Enemies: The Protocols to Anglo-French Diplomatic Royal Correspondence, 1150-1270,

in Paris 1259: Studies in the History and Law of Continental and Insular Normandy.

Guernsey Bar Association

pp. 181-201

ISBN 978-0-9550395-1-5

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Vincent, N.

(2016)

La Normandie dans les chartes du roi Henri II (1154-1189): archives, intentions et conséquences,

in 911-2011. Penser les mondes normands médiévaux : Actes du colloque de Cerisy-la-Salle (29 septembre-2 octobre 2011).

Caen: Presses Universitaires de Caen

pp. 405-428

ISBN 978-2-84133-774-3

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Vincent, N.

(2016)

Thomas Becket,

in Making and Remaking Saints in Nineteenth-Century Britain.

Manchester University Press

pp. 92-111

ISBN 9780719096860

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Vincent, N.

(2016)

The Making of a Monster: King John in Fiction from Bale to the Victorians,

in International Review of Law and Economics

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pp. 60–66

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Vincent, N.

(2016)

The Personal Role of the Kings of England in the Production of Royal Letters and Charters (to 1330),

in Manu propria. Vom eigenhändigen Schreiben der Mächtigen (13.–15. Jahrhundert).

Bohlau: Vienna

pp. 171-184

ISBN 978 3 205 20288 2

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Vincent, N.

(2016)

Edward II: His Last Months and his Monument. By Jill Barlow, Richard Bryant, Carolyn Heighway, Chris Jeens and David Smith. The Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society. 2015. xvi + 148pp + 68 plates. £30.00: Reviews and Short Notices,

in History

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pp. 596-597

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Vincent, N.

(2016)

Translation of the 1297 Magna Carta,

in The Magna Carta in Australia : Celebrating the 800th Anniversary of the Granting of the Magna Carta.

Australia's Magna Carta Institute

pp. 3-9

ISBN 9780994599803

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Vincent, N.

(2015)

The Use and Abuse of Anglo-Saxon Charters by the Kings of England, 1100-1300,

in The Long Twelfth-Century View of the Anglo-Saxon Past.

Ashgate

pp. 191-227

ISBN 978-1-4724-2817-2

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Vincent, N.

(2015)

The Seals of Henry II and His Court,

in Seals and their Context in the Middle Ages.

Oxbow Books

pp. 7-33

ISBN 978 1 78297 817 6

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Vincent, N.

(2015)

An Inventory of Gifts to King Henry III, 1234-5,

in The Growth of Royal Government under Henry III.

Boydell and Brewer

pp. 121-48

ISBN 978-1-78327-067-5

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Vincent, N.

(2015)

Rank Insubordination: Disobedience and Disinheritance amongst the Anglo-French Nobility, 1050-1250,

in Rank and Order : The Formation of Aristocratic Elites in Western and Central Europe, 500-1500.

Jan Thorbecke Verlag

pp. 131-70

ISBN 978-3-7995-9124-9

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Vincent, N.

(2015)

Magna Carta: Origins and Legacy,

Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

ISBN 9781851243631

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Vincent, N.

(2015)

Magna Carta and the 'English Historical Review': A Review Article,

in English Historical Review

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pp. 646-684

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Vincent, N.

(2015)

The Sandwich Magna Carta,

in TLS - The Times Literary Supplement

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pp. 14-16

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Vincent, N.

(2015)

Introduction and various chapters/contributions,

in Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy.

British Library and Academia Press

pp. 13-25, 51-60, 64-5, 73

ISBN 978 0 7123 5763 0 (pb), 978 0 7123 5764 7 (hb)

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Vincent, N.

(2015)

Magna Carta (1215) and the Charte aux Normands (1315): Some Anglo-Norman Connections and Correspondences,

in Jersey and Guernsey Law Review

2015

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pp. 189-197

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Key Research Interests

Research interests - English and European history in the 12th and 13th centuries, including relics and religion and charters and diplomatic.