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Professor Michael Prestwich


MA, D.Phil, F.R.Hist.S, FSA

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Member of the Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies  


Specialises in the history of thirteenth and fourteenth-century England. He has written extensively on the political, military and economic aspects of this period, perhaps most notably in his biography of Edward I (1988), and his volume of the New Oxford History of England, Plantagenet England 1225-1360 (2005). His Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages (1996) is his main work on military history. He has written about fifty articles and chapters in journals and edited volumes. 

Research interests

  • English political and constitutional history in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries
  • English medieval military history
  • The Hundred Years War

Media Contacts

Available for media contact about:

  • History & Archaeology: Medieval military history
  • Medieval history: Medieval military history
  • History & Archaeology: Medieval English History
  • Medieval history: Medieval English History


Authored book

  • Prestwich, Michael (2017). A Short History of the Hundred Years War. London: I. B. Tauris.
  • Prestwich, Michael (2014). Medieval People. Thames & Hudson.
  • Prestwich, M. (2005). Plantagenet England 1225-1360. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Prestwich, M (1996). Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages. The English Experience. London: Yale University Press.
  • Prestwich, M (1990). English Politics in the Thirteenth Century. Basingstoke: Macmillan.
  • Prestwich, M (1988). Edward I. London: Methuen.
  • Prestwich, M (1980). The Three Edwards. War and State in England 1272-1377. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson.
  • Prestwich, M (1972). War, Politics and Finance under Edward I. London: Faber and Faber.

Chapter in book

Edited book

  • (2004). J.O. Prestwich, The Place of War in English History, 1066-1214. Woodbridge: Boydell Press.

Journal Article

Scholarly Edition

  • (orig.) (1980). Documents Illustrating the Crisis of 1297-1298 in England . London: Royal Historical Society
  • (orig.) (1976). York Civic Ordinances, 1301 . York: Borthwick Papers