Nigel Saul

Just half a century on from Magna Carta, a radical noble, part idealist, part megalomaniac, came into conflict with King John’s son, Henry III. The result, argues Nigel Saul, was a form of assembly which shapes English political life to this day.

Nigel Saul marks the 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta with a comprehensive overview of the landmark books that dominate the field.

A masterly medievalist, he trained a generation of leading historians.

This book covers the period from 1369 to 1453, corresponding to the middle and later parts of the Hundred Years War, which affords an exceptional...

What were the influences that helped shape the expectations of the real-life prototypes of Chaucer’s Knight and what were these men’s experiences...

Tracing the origins of Parliament is like penetrating the thickets to the centre of a wood: the trail narrows and widens, breaks up and re-forms...

In the last quarter of a century our understanding of medieval castles has been transformed. Instead of seeing these buildings, as we did,...

Medieval knights were the sporting superstars and military heroes of their day, who performed before an adoring public in the tournament. Nigel Saul explains their appeal.

The civil war of Stephen’s reign has etched itself on the national consciousness. The 19 summers and winters when, according to the Peterborough...

Nigel Saul salutes his colleague’s achievement of 100 authored books on a wide range of historical subject matter.