John Maddicott

John Robert Lewendon Maddicott, FSA, FBA (born 22 July 1943) is an English historian who has published works on the political and social history of England in the 13th and 14th centuries, and has also written a number of leading articles on the Anglo-Saxon economy, his second area of interest.

John R. L. Maddicott

Academic background
Alma materWorcester College, Oxford
Academic work
Main interests
  • Political and Social History
  • Anglo-Saxon Economy
Notable works
  • Thomas of Lancaster, 1307-22 (1970)
  • Simon de Montfort (1994)
  • The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327 (2010)

Born in Exeter, Devon, he was educated at Worcester College, Oxford. He has written a biography of Thomas, 2nd Earl of Lancaster, and one on Simon de Montfort, 6th Earl of Leicester. In Hilary term 2004, he delivered the Ford Lectures, the most prestigious history lectures in Oxford University, on the topic of the genesis of the English Parliament. He taught at the University of Manchester and was a fellow and tutor in history at Exeter College, Oxford, from 1969 until 2006. An elected Fellow of the British Academy (FBA),[1] he was also joint editor of the English Historical Review from 1990 to 2000.[2] In 2001 he delivered the British Academy's Raleigh Lecture on History.[3]

Selected publicationsEdit


  1. ^ "Dr John Maddicott FBA". The British Academy. Retrieved 26 March 2021.
  2. ^ MADDICOTT, Dr John Robert Lewendon, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014
  3. ^ a b "Raleigh Lectures on History". The British Academy. text
  4. ^ Myers, A. R. (April 1972). "Reviewed Work: Thomas of Lancaster, 1307–22 by J. R. Maddicott". The English Historical Review. 87 (343): 357–359. doi:10.1093/ehr/LXXXVII.CCCXLIII.357. JSTOR 563292.
  5. ^ Waugh, Scott L. (2011). "Review of The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327, by J. R. Maddicott". The English Historical Review. CXXVI (520): 636–638. doi:10.1093/ehr/cer083. ISSN 0013-8266.

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