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Dr Bill Aird

MA (Hons.) History (Edinburgh) PhD (Edinburgh), FRHS

Lecturer; Medieval History




Robert ‘Curthose’ Duke of Normandy, (c.1051-1134), Boydell & Brewer: Woodbridge, 2008, xx + 328 pp. ISBN 978 1 84383 310 9 [HB]/978 1 84383 660 5 [PB, 2011]

St Cuthbert and the Normans: The Church of Durham, 1071-1153, (Boydell & Brewer: Woodbridge, 1998), xvi + 311 pp. ISBN 0851156150


Articles, chapters, etc.

Aird, B 2013 'Saint Anselm of Canterbury and Charismatic Authority' Edinburgh Research Explorer.

‘Life writing and the Anglo-Saxons’ in D. Roffe, ed., The English and Their Legacy, 900-1200, essays in honour of Ann Williams [Boydell and Brewer Ltd., Woodbridge, 2013]

‘The Tears of Bishop Gundulf: Gender, Religion, and Emotion in the Late Eleventh Century’, in Cordelia Beattie and Kirsten A. Fenton, eds., Intersections of Gender, Religion and Ethnicity in the Middle Ages, (Palgrave Macmillan: Basingstoke, 2011), pp.62-84

 ‘Northumbria’ in Pauline Stafford, ed., A Companion to the Early Middle Ages. Britain and Ireland c. 500-c. 1100 (Wiley Blackwell: Chichester, 2009), pp. 303-21.

‘Le retour de croisé: Robert Courteheuse, duc de Normandie, et les consequences de la première croisade’ in Véronique Gazeau and Judith Green, eds., Tinchebray 1106-2006. Actes du Colloque de Tinchebray (28-30 Septembre 2006) (Le Pays Bas-Normand: Flers, 2009), pp. 35-45.

‘The Boundaries of Medieval Misogyny: Gendered Urban Space in Medieval Durham’ in Lud’a Klusakova and Laure Teulières, eds., Frontiers and Identities. Cities in Regions and Nations (Edizioni Plus. Pisa University Press, 2008), pp. 49-73. Available on-line at: http://www.cliohres.net/books3/books.php?book=5

‘Northumbria and the Making of the Kingdom of the English’ in SEIYOSHIKENKYU: The study of Occidental History, new series, 36 (2007), pp. 180-99.

‘“Sweet Civility and Barbarous Rudeness”: A View from the Frontier. Abbot Ailred of Rievaulx and the Scots’, in Steven G. Ellis, Lud’a Klusáková, eds., Imagining Frontiers, Contesting Identities (Edizioni Plus. Pisa University Press, 2007), pp. 59-75. On-line at: http://www.cliohres.net/books2/books.php?book=5

‘Death and Remembrance: the Liber Vitæ in Anglo-Norman England’ Cardiff Historical Papers, 2007, 34 pp. ISSN 1754-2472 (Print) and available on-line at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/hisar/research/projectreports/historicalpapers/index.html (Published in Japanese in H. Tsurushima and Naoki Haruta, eds., Medieval Documents in Japan and England, (Japan Economic Revew: Tokyo, 2008), pp. 155-85. ISBN 978-4-8188-1992-4.)

‘Edward A. Freeman’s Methods of Historical Study’ in The Haskins Society Journal, Japan, 2 (2007), pp. 77-89.

‘Edward A. Freeman in America and “The English People in their three Homes” in Haskins Society Journal, 15 (2006 for 2004), pp. 40-54.

New Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2004): articles on: Copsi [Coxo], earl of Northumbria (d. 1067), magnate; Cumin [Comin], Robert [Robert de Cuminis], earl of Northumbria (d. 1069), magnate; Gospatric, earl of Northumbria (d. 1073x5), magnate; Ligulf (d. 1080), nobleman; Morcar, earl of Northumbria (fl. 1065–1087), magnate; Mowbray, Robert de, earl of Northumbria (d. 1115/1125), magnate; Osulf [Oswulf], earl of Bamburgh (d. 1067), magnate; Siward, earl of Northumbria (d. 1055), magnate; Tostig, earl of Northumbria (c.1029–1066), magnate; Uhtred, earl of Bamburgh (d. 1016), magnate. [Click on highlighted names for on-line links to Oxford DNB].

‘Frustrated Masculinity: The Relationship between William the Conqueror and his Eldest Son,' in ed. D. Hadley, Masculinity in Medieval Europe (Longman: Harlow, 1999), pp. 39-55.

‘The Political Context of the Libellus de Exordio.’ in D. Rollason, ed., Symeon of Durham, Historian of Durham and the North (Shaun Tyas: Stamford, 1998), pp. 32-45.

‘Northern England or Southern Scotland? The Anglo-Scottish Border in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries and the Problem of Perspective.’ in eds. J.C. Appleby & P. Dalton, Government, Religion and Society in Northern England, 1000-1700 (Sutton Publishing: Stroud, 1997), pp. 27-39.

‘An Absent Friend: The Career of Bishop William of St-Calais, 1080-1096’, in eds. D. Rollason, M. Harvey and M. Prestwich, Anglo-Norman Durham, (The Boydell Press: Woodbridge, 1994), pp. 283-97.

‘St Cuthbert, the Scots and the Normans’, Anglo-Norman Studies XVI; Proceedings of the XVI Battle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies, 1993, ed. Marjorie Chibnall (1994), pp. 1-20.

‘The Liber de Miraculis et Translationibus sancti Cuthberti; The Making of  a Medieval Miracle Collection’, Northern History, vol. xxviii, (1992), pp. 1-24.