The Soldier in later Medieval England: An exciting AHRC
The Arts and Humanities Research Council
(AHRC) awarded a Research Grant worth just under £500,000
to Dr Adrian Bell of the ICMA Centre and Professor Anne
Curry of the University of Southampton to challenge assumptions
about the emergence of professional soldiery between 1369
This project ran from 1/10/2006 - 30/9/2009. We have now updated all of the soldier data collected during this period and it is online and ready to search. We really hope that you enjoy using the database and please email us to tell us your findings. This website and the database is now complete and will be maintained for the longterm. We may be adding or updating with new findings from time to time. We have added a new section to describe particular sources and to help you with your research. This is accessed via the section - Guidance notes.
The project had an innovative methodological approach
and has produced an on-line searchable resource for
public use of immense value and interest to genealogists
as well as social, political and military historians. The
whole team continues to work on a jointly authored book, conference
papers, and articles.
The project database is now available for searching.
Our book drawing upon the project database was published in October 2013:
The book can be ordered online from Oxford University Press order the book here.
We have produced three edited collections of papers from conferences related to the project.
The papers from the conference held in Reading in 2009, England's Wars, 1272-1399 are published in two parts:
Bell, A. R., Curry, A., Chapman, A., King, A. and Simpkin, D., eds. The soldier experience in the fourteenth century (Boydell and Brewer, 2011). ISBN 9781843836742.
Adrian R Bell, Anne Curry, Adam Chapman, Andy King, David Simpkin (editors), Journal of Medieval History: Waging War in the Fourteenth Century (Vol. 37, Issue 3, Autumn 2011) ISSN: 0304-4181
The papers from the special section of the 15th Century conference in Southampton in 2010, supplemented with other relevant chapters is published as:
Curry, A. and Bell, A. R., eds. Soldiers, weapons & armies in the fifteenth century. Journal of Medieval Military History, 9. (Boydell and Brewer,2011) ISBN 9781843836681.
For more information contact:
Dr Adrian R Bell email@example.com or
Professor Anne Curry firstname.lastname@example.org