Nigel Saul




Nigel Saul is an authority on English late medieval history, with interests stretching over the high politics of the fourteenth century, particularly in the reign of Richard II, the formation and role of the English nobility and gentry, and the value of physical evidence – particularly buildings and tomb monuments – in illuminating the lives and values of those who commissioned them. In all his teaching and writing he lays strong emphasis on generating interest in the past and making scholarly research accessible to non-experts.

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Jun 15th 2015

This course aims to lead students into a greater appreciation for and an understanding of Magna Carta and its significance around the globe, as we approach the 800th anniversary of its sealing. The course examines why Magna Carta was radical in its day, why it has been a source of numerous debates, and why this anniversary is being celebrated in the present.

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