Professor Richard Sharpe
Professor Sharpe’s interests are broadly the history of medieval England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. He has a special concern with first-hand work on the primary sources of medieval history, including palaeography, diplomatic and the editorial process, as well as the historical and legal contexts of medieval documents. He is general editor of the Corpus of British Medieval Library Catalogues and has published recently on medieval books and libraries before 1540 and on the Latin writers of Great Britain and Ireland. Saints’ lives and cults, especially those of the Celtic churches, have long been an interest.
David X Carpenter
David Carpenter has a particular interest in the history of Yorkshire. He has written books on Victorian Ilkley, and on the Middelton family of Stockeld Park in Wharfedale. In recent years his research has been primarily on medieval Yorkshire deeds and cartularies. He has published papers on matters arising from his work on the charters of St Leonard’s hospital in York: his edition of the East and West Riding sections of the hospital’s cartulary was published in 2015.
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