Dr James Bothwell
Lecturer in Later Medieval History
- Tel: +44 (0)116 252 2814
- Email: email@example.com
- Office: Attenborough 608
- Office Hours: Semester 1, Monday 1.30pm-2.30pm and Wednesday 12pm-1pm
- Dissertation Office Hour: Monday 2.30pm-3.30pm
I was born in Edmonton, Canada, and educated at the University of Alberta (BA, MA) and the University of St. Andrews (PhD). I was a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of York from 1997-9, and have been at the University of Leicester since that time.
High or late medieval history, especially focusing on the English monarchy, nobility, patronage, and the issue of royal favourites.
I teach high and late medieval English History, looking at the Black Prince, the Peasants' Revolt of 1381, and the development of the English Nobility in the later Middle Ages. I also run modules examining monarchy and society, gender issues, medieval London, and the development of patronage, charity and giving.
Most Recent Publications
- 'Internal Exiles: "Forced" & "Voluntary" Exclusions from the Later Medieval English Court 1265-1399' in M. Penman, F. Lachaud and M. Brown, eds. Absentee Authority in Medieval Europe (under preparation, 2015)
- 'Earls and Earldoms under Edward III: Royal Policy, Political Caution and Questions of Purpose in Fourteenth Century England', in H. Doherty and D. Crouch, eds. The Earl in Medieval Britain (Cambridge UP, 2014/15 (with editors))
- 'The Making of the Lancastrian Capital at Leicester: The Battle of Boroughbridge, Civic Diplomacy and Seigneurial Building Projects in Fourteenth Century England', Journal of Medieval History 38:3 (2012) 335-357.
- 'The Five Giants: Institutional Hierarchy and Social Provision in Later Medieval Leicestershire', Fourteenth Century England VII (2012), 131-153.