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Dr Nigel Ramsay

Honorary Senior Research Associate


An Honorary Senior Research Associate of the Department, Nigel is engaged on the English Monastic Archives project (directed by David d’Avray). He is now at work on the completing phase, writing a general introduction to monastic archives and their value for the researcher.

More generally, he is interested in legal history (his thesis having been on the late medieval legal profession in England and a current project being an edition of the medieval records of the court of the Constable and Marshal, often called the Court of Chivalry), the history of archives, medieval libraries (another current project is an edition of the medieval booklists of the English and Welsh cathedrals of canons), medieval art and—in a newly taken up direction—medieval and later heraldry. His latest publication is an edited collection of essays entitled Heralds and Heraldry in Shakespeare’s England (Shaun Tyas, 2014) and in 2014 he curated an exhibition on heraldry late Tudor and early Stuart England at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington DC.


Qualifications & memberships of professional bodies

1985
PhD
University of Cambridge
1978
LIB
University of Cambridge
1977
BA
University of Cambridge 
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries 
Member of the Bibliographical Society and of the Selden Society