Nigel Saul

Nigel Saul (born 1952[1]) is a British academic who was formerly the Head of the Department of History at Royal Holloway, University of London (RHUL). He retired in 2015 and is now Emeritus Professor. He is recognised as one of the leading experts in the history of medieval England.[2]

Saul has written numerous books including Knights and Esquires, The Gloucestershire Gentry in the Fourteenth Century (Oxford, 1981), and The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval England (Oxford, 1997). His major biography Richard II (Yale, 1997) was the product of ten years' work and was acclaimed by P. D. James as "unlikely to be surpassed in scholarship, comprehensiveness, or in the biographer's insight into his subject's character".[3] More recently he has written about the history of church monuments, and his English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages. History and Representation (Oxford, 2009) represents a major attempt to interpret church monuments in their historical context.

Prof. Saul has served as Honorary President of the college's Conservative Future Society.

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