Dr Tony Moore

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Lecturer in Finance
Programme Tutor, MSc in Financial Regulation
Programme Director, MA by Research in Economic History

Email t.moore@icmacentre.ac.uk
Phone number +44 (0)118 378 4386
Specialism History of finance, medieval history, contemporary attitudes to finance


Dr Tony Moore is Lecturer in Finance at the ICMA Centre. He is Programme Tutor on the MSc in Financial Regulation, a part-time degree for practicing regulators offered in collaboration with the Financial Conduct Authority. He convenes the modules ‘Stakeholders and the Business of Finance’ for the MSc and ‘Topics in Finance’ for third-year undergraduates. He is currently programme director of the MA by Research in Economic History in the Centre for Economic History and has taught for the Graduate Centre for Medieval Studies and the Department of History.

Previously he worked as Research Associate on two historical finance projects directed by Professors Adrian Bell and Chris Brooks. The first (2007-2010), funded by the ESRC examined the early sovereign debt market – focusing on the relationships between the Three Edwards (kings of England 1272-1377) and a succession of Italian merchant societies that served as ‘bankers to the Crown’. The second (2011-2014), funded by the Leverhulme Trust, investigated the early history of the Foreign Exchange market in medieval Europe. For more information on these projects, see apps.icmacentre.reading.ac.uk/medievalcredit/. Before joining the ICMA Centre, he completed a BA in History, an MPhil in Medieval History and a PhD at the University of Cambridge and worked on a one-year research project at the University of Sheffield.

His chief research areas are the history of finance and medieval history – and especially the history of finance during the Middle Ages. He is series editor of Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance. Other interests include contemporary perceptions of finance, the social utility of finance and the history of regulation.

Academic Activity



Bell, A. R.Brooks, C. and Moore, T. K. (2014) The credit relationship between Henry III and merchants of Douai and Ypres, 1247-70. Economic History Review, 67 (1). pp. 123-145. ISSN 1468-0289 doi: 10.1111/1468-0289.12013

Moore, T. (2013) 'Score it upon my taille': the use (and abuse) of tallies by the medieval Exchequer. Reading Medieval Studies, 39. pp. 1-18. ISSN 950-3129

Moore, A. K. (2010) The loss of Normandy and the invention of Terre Normannorum, 1204. English Historical Review, 125 (516). pp. 1071-1109. ISSN 0013-8266 doi: 10.1093/ehr/ceq273

Bell, A. R.Brooks, C. and Moore, T. K. (2009) Interest in Medieval accounts: examples from England, 1272-1340. History, 94 (316). pp. 411-433. ISSN 1468-229X doi: 10.1111/j.1468-229X.2009.00464.x

Mackenzie, E., McLaughlin, J., Moore, A. and Rogers, K. (2009) Digitising the Middle Ages: the experience of the 'Lands of the Normans' project. International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 3 (1-2). pp. 127-142. ISSN 1755-1706 doi: 10.3366/ijhac.2009.0012


Moore, T. (2015) The fine rolls as evidence for the expansion of royal justice during the reign of Henry III. In: Crook, D.and Wilkinson, L. J. (eds.) The Growth of Royal Government Under Henry III. Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge, pp. 55-71. ISBN 9781783270675

Moore, T. (2015) 'If I do you wrong, who will do you right?' Justice and politics during the personal rule of Henry III. In: Thompson, B. and Watts, J. (eds.) Political Society in Later Medieval England: A Festschrift for Christine Carpenter. Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge, pp. 15-37. ISBN 9781783270309

Moore, T. K. (2015) 'Other Cities Have Citizens, London's are Called Barons': connections between London and Essex during the Magna Carta Civil War (1215-17). In: Wilkin, A., Naylor, J., Keene, D. and Bijsterveld, A.-J. A. (eds.) Town and Country in Medieval North Western Europe: Dynamic Interactions. The Medieval Countryside (11). Brepols, Turnhout, pp. 189-216. ISBN 9782503533872

Bell, A.Brooks, C. and Moore, T. (2013) Medieval foreign exchange: a time series analysis. In: Casson, M. and Hashimzade, N. (eds.) Large Databases in Economic History: Research Methods and Case Studies. Routledge Explorations in Economic History. Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 97-123. ISBN 9780415820684

Bell, A. and Moore, T. (2013) The non-use of money in the Middle Ages. In: Mayhew, N. (ed.) Peter Spufford's Money and its Use in Medieval Europe - Twenty-five Years On. Royal Numismatic Society Special Publication (50). Royal Numismatic Society . ISBN 0901405698 (In Press)

Moore, T. M. (2012) The cost-benefit analysis of a fourteenth-century naval campaign: Margate/Cadzand, 1387. In: Gorski, R. (ed.) Roles of the sea in medieval England. Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge, pp. 103-124. ISBN 9781843837015

Bell, A. R.Brooks, C. and Moore, T. K. (2011) Credit finance in thirteenth-century England: the Ricciardi of Lucca and Edward I, 1272-1294. In: Burton, J., Lachaud, F., Schofield, P., Stöber, K. and Weiler, B. (eds.) Thirteenth-century England XIII: proceedings of the Paris conference, 2009. Thirteenth-century England (13). Boydell and Brewer, Woodbridge, pp. 101-116. ISBN 9781843836186

Bell, A.Brooks, C. and Moore, A. (2009) Accounts of the English Crown with Italian merchant societies, 1272-1345.Standard List, 331. The List and Index Society, Kew, pp306. ISBN 9781906875183



4 September, ëThe seasonality of foreign exchange and interest rates in later medieval Europe, c.1383-1411í, European Historical Economics Society Conference 2015, Pisa.

30 May, ëFunding foreign travel in medieval England: The evidence of the exchange rolls (1367-1434)í, 41st Economic and Business History Annual Conference, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

16 May, ëIntegration and arbitrage in the medieval FX marketí, 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.

28 March, ëFinancial flows in the medieval Mediterranean from the libri di cambio of Francesco di Marco Datini of Prato, 1388-1403í, Economic History Society Annual Conference, University of Wolverhampton, Telford Campus.


13 September, "Did Purchasing Power Parity hold in medieval Europe?", Economic History Association Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio. Earlier presented at the 39th Economic and Business History Society Annual Conference, Manchester.

5 September, "England and the Foreign Exchange Market", Fifteenth Century Conference, University of Aberdeen.

23 August, "Foreign exchange trading in 1410 and 2010", European Business History Association Annual Conference, University of Utrecht

10 July, "Criminal plundering or justified distraint? Perspectives on the Montfortian campaign of 1263", International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds.


28 July, "Not Too Big to Fail: the Bankruptcy of the Bardi and Peruzzi in England", Coping with Crisis: Re-Evaluating the Role of Crises in Economic and Social History, University of Durham. I also sat on the concluding roundtable reflecting on the conference.

1 July, "FX trading in medieval Europe", International Medieval Conference, University of Leeds.

25 May, "The buying and selling of money for time": Exchange and interest rates in medieval Europeí, 39th Annual Economic and Business History Society Conference, Baltimore

7 April, "The foreign exchange market in medieval Europe c.1400", Economic History Society Conference, University of York.