Professor Matthew Strickland

  • Professor (History)

telephone: 01413306164
email: Matthew.Strickland@glasgow.ac.uk

Research interests

Research interests

  • chivalric society and the conduct of war in the eleventh to thirteenth centuries
  • castles, fortifications and medieval warfare
  • political culture, kingship and rebellion in the Anglo-Norman and Angevin realms

One of my principal areas of research is chivalric culture and conduct in warfare, particularly in Britain and North France from the eleventh to the later thirteenth century. I have been particularly interested in the development of concepts of ransom, clemency and customs regulating behaviour in war. My most recent book, The Great Warbow: From Hastings to the Mary Rose (2005) co-authored with Robert Hardy, examined the nature of the longbow as a weapon and the growing significance of military archery before, during and after the Hundred Years War.

I am currently engaged in a study of the nature of aristocratic rebellion in England and Normandy from the Norman Conquest  to the later thirteenth century, examining its justification, the methods by which it was prosecuted, and its suppression and punishment. I am also working on a biographical study of Henry ‘the Young King’ (1155-1183), eldest surviving son of Henry II, who was crowned king in the lifetime of his father, and whose short but turbulent career affords an important case study of kingship, rebellion and warfare in the later twelfth century.
 
I am a member of the Scottish Centre for War Studies. In collaboration with Dr Jeremy Crang (University of Edinburgh) and Professor Edward Spiers (University of Leeds)., I am co-editing A Military History of Scotland (Edinburgh University Press), a multi-authored volume whose chapters will range from pre-Roman Scotland to the Gulf Wars.

Supervision

Current research students:

  • Colette Bowie, The Daughters of Eleanor of Aquitaine: A Comparative Study of Queenship in the Later Twelfth Century
  • As secondary supervisor:
    • Vanessa Traill, The Clare and Tosny Families in the political, social and religious history of the Anglo-Norman realm (First supervisor is Dr Stephen Marritt)
    • Laura Crombie, Archery and Crossbow guilds in France and the Low Countries, 14 -15th c (First supervisor isDr Graeme Small)

Completed:

  • Daniel Gerrard, Bishops, abbots and clerics as military leaders in England and Northern France, c. 1000- c. 1250 
  • Georgios Theotokis, The Attacks of the Norman rulers of southern Italy and the the kingdom of Sicily against Byzantium,  c.1071- c.1189 AD 
  • Kathryn Dutton, Count Geoffrey 'le Bel' of Anjou, 1129-1151 (First supervisor was Dr Stephen Marritt)

Additional information

On Thursday 10 April 2008 Professor Strickland contributed to the BBC Radio 4 broadcast 'In Our Time':
Melvyn Bragg discusses the Norman Yoke: the idea that the Battle of Hastings sparked the cruel oppression of Anglo-Saxon liberties by a foreign ruling class. He is joined by Sarah Foot, Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Christ Church, Oxford; Richard Gameson, Professor in the Department of History at Durham University and Matthew Strickland, Professor of Medieval History at the University of Glasgow.
 
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Publications

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Number of items: 21.

2014

Strickland, M. (2014) Henry the Young King (1155-1183): Kingship, Succession and Rebellion in the Angevin Empire. Boydell. (Accepted for Publication)

2013

Strickland, M. (2013) Status, display and defence on the Welsh march, circa 1067 to 1087: reflections on context and functions of the Great Tower at Chepstow, Gwent. In: Zotz, T. and Zettler, A. (eds.) Die Burgen im mittelalterlichen Breisgau - Aspekte von Burg und Herrschaft im interdisziplinären und überregionalen Vergleich. Thorbecke Verlag, Ostfildern, pp. 105-125. ISBN 9783799573689 (In Press)

2012

Spiers, E.M., Crang, J.A. and Strickland, M., (Eds.) (2012) A Military History of Scotland. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748633357

Strickland, M. (2012) The kings of Scots at war, 1093-1286. In: Spiers, E.M., Crang, J.A. and Strickland, M. (eds.) A Military History of Scotland. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748633357

2011

Strickland, M. (2011) Henry I and the Battle of the Two Kings: Brémule, 1119. In: Crouch, D. and Thompson, K. (eds.) Normandy and its Neighbours, 900-1250: Essays for David Bates. Brepols, pp. 77-116. ISBN 9782503520629

2010

Strickland, M. (2010) France, 900-1328. Sources, Historiography, Narrative. In: Rogers, C.J., Caferro, W. and Reid, S. (eds.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195334036

Strickland, M. (2010) Mise à mort ou clémence? La rançon, la chevalerie et la transformation de l’attitude à l’égard des ennemis vaincus dans les îles Britanniques et dans la France du nord. In: Barthélemy, D. and Cheynet, J.-C. (eds.) Guerre et société au Moyen Âge Byzance – Occident (viiie – xiiie siècle). Series: Monographies (Centre de recherche d'histoire et civilisation de Byzance) (31). l’Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916716220

2009

Strickland, M.J. (2009) 'All brought to nought and thy state undone': treason, disinvestiture and the disgracing of arms under Edward II. In: Keen, M.H., Coss, P.R. and Tyerman, C. (eds.) Soldiers, Nobles and Gentlemen: Essays in Honour of Maurice Keen. Boydell Press, Woodbridge, USA, pp. 279-304. ISBN 9781843834861

2008

Strickland, M.J. (2008) Treason, feud and the growth of state violence: Edward I and the 'War of the Earl of Carrick', 1306-7. In: Given-Wilson, C., Kettle, A.J. and Scales, L. (eds.) War, Government and Aristocracy in the British Isles, c.1150-1500: Essays in Honour of Michael Prestwich. Boydell Press, Woodbridge, USA, pp. 84-113. ISBN 9781843833895

Strickland, M.J. (2008) In coronam regiam iniuriam: The Barons' War and the legal status of rebellion, 1264-1266. In: Andersen, P., Munster-Swendsen, M. and Vogt, H. (eds.) Law and Power in the Middle Ages. Proceedings of the Fourth Carlsberg Academy Conference on Medieval Legal History. DJOF Publishing, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 171-198. ISBN 9788757418842

Strickland, M.J. (2008) The vanquished body: some comparisons and conclusions. In: Fierro, M.I. and García Fitz, F. (eds.) El Cuerpo Derrotado: Cómo Trataban Musulmanes y Cristianos a los Enemigos Vencidos: Península Ibérica, ss. VIII-XIII. Series: Estudios árabes e islámicos: monografías (15). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain, pp. 531-570. ISBN 9788400087210

2007

Strickland, M.J. (2007) On the instruction of a prince: the upbringing of Henry, the young king. In: Harper-Bill, C. and Vincent, N. (eds.) Henry II: New Interpretations. Boydell Press, Woodbridge, USA, pp. 184-214. ISBN 9781843833406

Strickland, M.J. (2007) Reconciliation ou humiliation? la suppression de la rébellion aristocratique dans les royaumes Anglo-Normand et Angevin. In: Bougy, C. and Poirey, S. (eds.) Images de la Contestation du Pouvoir dans le Monde Normand: Xe-XVIIIe Siècle: Actes du Colloque de Cerisy-la-Salle, 29 Septembre-3 Octobre 2004. Université de Caen-Basse Normandie, Caen, France. ISBN 9782841332724

2006

Strickland, M.J. (2006) Rules of war and war without rules, with special regard to the relationship of combatants and non-combatants in the Middle Ages. In: Kortüm, H.H. (ed.) Transcultural Wars from the Middle Ages to the Twenty-first Century. Academie Verlag, Berlin, pp. 107-140. ISBN 9783050041315

2005

Strickland, M.J., and Hardy, R. (2005) The Great Warbow: from Hastings to the Mary Rose. Sutton, Stroud. ISBN 0750931671

2003

Strickland, M.J. (2003) The bones of the kingdom and the treason of Count John. In: Aurell, M. (ed.) Culture Politique des Plantagenêt, 1154-1224. Centre d'études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale, pp. 143-172. ISBN 9782951450677

2001

Strickland, M.J. (2001) Killing or clemency? changing attitudes to conduct in war in eleventh and twelfth-century Britain and France. In: Kortüm, H.H. (ed.) Krieg im Mittelalter. Akademie Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 93-122. ISBN 9783050034966

1998

Strickland, M.J., (Ed.) (1998) Armies, Chivalry And Warfare In Medieval Britain And France. Series: Harlaxton medieval studies. New series. Paul Watkins, Stamford, Lincs.. ISBN 9781871615890

1996

Strickland, M.J. (1996) War And Chivalry: The Conduct And Perception Of War In England And Normandy. Series: Cambridge studies in Medieval life and thought . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 052144392X

1994

Strickland, M.J. (1994) Against the Lord's anointed: aspects of warfare and baronial rebellion in England and Normandy 1075-1265. In: Garnett, G. and Hudson, J. (eds.) Law and government in medieval England and Normandy: essays in honour of Sir James Holt. Cambridge University Press, pp. 56-79. ISBN 9780521430760

1992

Strickland, M.J., (Ed.) (1992) Anglo-Norman Warfare: Studies In Late Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman Military Organization And Warfare. Boydell Press. ISBN 9780851153285

This list was generated on Mon Sep 1 14:13:47 2014 BST.
Number of items: 21.

Book

Strickland, M. (2014) Henry the Young King (1155-1183): Kingship, Succession and Rebellion in the Angevin Empire. Boydell. (Accepted for Publication)

Strickland, M.J., and Hardy, R. (2005) The Great Warbow: from Hastings to the Mary Rose. Sutton, Stroud. ISBN 0750931671

Strickland, M.J. (1996) War And Chivalry: The Conduct And Perception Of War In England And Normandy. Series: Cambridge studies in Medieval life and thought . Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 052144392X

Book Section

Strickland, M. (2013) Status, display and defence on the Welsh march, circa 1067 to 1087: reflections on context and functions of the Great Tower at Chepstow, Gwent. In: Zotz, T. and Zettler, A. (eds.) Die Burgen im mittelalterlichen Breisgau - Aspekte von Burg und Herrschaft im interdisziplinären und überregionalen Vergleich. Thorbecke Verlag, Ostfildern, pp. 105-125. ISBN 9783799573689 (In Press)

Strickland, M. (2012) The kings of Scots at war, 1093-1286. In: Spiers, E.M., Crang, J.A. and Strickland, M. (eds.) A Military History of Scotland. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748633357

Strickland, M. (2011) Henry I and the Battle of the Two Kings: Brémule, 1119. In: Crouch, D. and Thompson, K. (eds.) Normandy and its Neighbours, 900-1250: Essays for David Bates. Brepols, pp. 77-116. ISBN 9782503520629

Strickland, M. (2010) France, 900-1328. Sources, Historiography, Narrative. In: Rogers, C.J., Caferro, W. and Reid, S. (eds.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology. Oxford University Press. ISBN 9780195334036

Strickland, M. (2010) Mise à mort ou clémence? La rançon, la chevalerie et la transformation de l’attitude à l’égard des ennemis vaincus dans les îles Britanniques et dans la France du nord. In: Barthélemy, D. and Cheynet, J.-C. (eds.) Guerre et société au Moyen Âge Byzance – Occident (viiie – xiiie siècle). Series: Monographies (Centre de recherche d'histoire et civilisation de Byzance) (31). l’Université de Paris IV-Sorbonne, Paris, France. ISBN 9782916716220

Strickland, M.J. (2009) 'All brought to nought and thy state undone': treason, disinvestiture and the disgracing of arms under Edward II. In: Keen, M.H., Coss, P.R. and Tyerman, C. (eds.) Soldiers, Nobles and Gentlemen: Essays in Honour of Maurice Keen. Boydell Press, Woodbridge, USA, pp. 279-304. ISBN 9781843834861

Strickland, M.J. (2008) Treason, feud and the growth of state violence: Edward I and the 'War of the Earl of Carrick', 1306-7. In: Given-Wilson, C., Kettle, A.J. and Scales, L. (eds.) War, Government and Aristocracy in the British Isles, c.1150-1500: Essays in Honour of Michael Prestwich. Boydell Press, Woodbridge, USA, pp. 84-113. ISBN 9781843833895

Strickland, M.J. (2008) In coronam regiam iniuriam: The Barons' War and the legal status of rebellion, 1264-1266. In: Andersen, P., Munster-Swendsen, M. and Vogt, H. (eds.) Law and Power in the Middle Ages. Proceedings of the Fourth Carlsberg Academy Conference on Medieval Legal History. DJOF Publishing, Copenhagen, Denmark, pp. 171-198. ISBN 9788757418842

Strickland, M.J. (2008) The vanquished body: some comparisons and conclusions. In: Fierro, M.I. and García Fitz, F. (eds.) El Cuerpo Derrotado: Cómo Trataban Musulmanes y Cristianos a los Enemigos Vencidos: Península Ibérica, ss. VIII-XIII. Series: Estudios árabes e islámicos: monografías (15). Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain, pp. 531-570. ISBN 9788400087210

Strickland, M.J. (2007) On the instruction of a prince: the upbringing of Henry, the young king. In: Harper-Bill, C. and Vincent, N. (eds.) Henry II: New Interpretations. Boydell Press, Woodbridge, USA, pp. 184-214. ISBN 9781843833406

Strickland, M.J. (2007) Reconciliation ou humiliation? la suppression de la rébellion aristocratique dans les royaumes Anglo-Normand et Angevin. In: Bougy, C. and Poirey, S. (eds.) Images de la Contestation du Pouvoir dans le Monde Normand: Xe-XVIIIe Siècle: Actes du Colloque de Cerisy-la-Salle, 29 Septembre-3 Octobre 2004. Université de Caen-Basse Normandie, Caen, France. ISBN 9782841332724

Strickland, M.J. (2006) Rules of war and war without rules, with special regard to the relationship of combatants and non-combatants in the Middle Ages. In: Kortüm, H.H. (ed.) Transcultural Wars from the Middle Ages to the Twenty-first Century. Academie Verlag, Berlin, pp. 107-140. ISBN 9783050041315

Strickland, M.J. (2003) The bones of the kingdom and the treason of Count John. In: Aurell, M. (ed.) Culture Politique des Plantagenêt, 1154-1224. Centre d'études Supérieures de Civilisation Médiévale, pp. 143-172. ISBN 9782951450677

Strickland, M.J. (2001) Killing or clemency? changing attitudes to conduct in war in eleventh and twelfth-century Britain and France. In: Kortüm, H.H. (ed.) Krieg im Mittelalter. Akademie Verlag, Berlin, Germany, pp. 93-122. ISBN 9783050034966

Strickland, M.J. (1994) Against the Lord's anointed: aspects of warfare and baronial rebellion in England and Normandy 1075-1265. In: Garnett, G. and Hudson, J. (eds.) Law and government in medieval England and Normandy: essays in honour of Sir James Holt. Cambridge University Press, pp. 56-79. ISBN 9780521430760

Edited Book

Spiers, E.M., Crang, J.A. and Strickland, M., (Eds.) (2012) A Military History of Scotland. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, UK. ISBN 9780748633357

Strickland, M.J., (Ed.) (1998) Armies, Chivalry And Warfare In Medieval Britain And France. Series: Harlaxton medieval studies. New series. Paul Watkins, Stamford, Lincs.. ISBN 9781871615890

Strickland, M.J., (Ed.) (1992) Anglo-Norman Warfare: Studies In Late Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman Military Organization And Warfare. Boydell Press. ISBN 9780851153285

This list was generated on Mon Sep 1 14:13:47 2014 BST.