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Dr Alexander Grant

Dr Alexander Grant

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Bowland College
Lancaster University
Bailrigg
Lancaster
United Kingdom
LA1 4YT


Tel: +44 1524 592502

PhD Supervision Interests

Dr Grant is particularly interested in hearing from students interested in writing long essays and theses on topics that would fall under the following headings:

The British Isles, especially England and Scotland, from the early 14th to the early 16th century.
Lordship, landholding and aristocratic power in the later Middle Ages.
Late medieval and Scottish Feudalism.

Current Teaching

HIST296, 297, 317, 401, 412.

Research Interests

  • Politics and Political Society in Late Medieval Britain.
  • Medieval Scotland between the ninth and the fifteenth centuries.
  • Aristocratic land ownership in late medieval Scotland with particular reference to Strathclyde.
  • Richard III and Henry VII.
  • 'British' History.

Additional Information

2013

The St Bees Lord and Lady, and their Lineage

Grant, A. 11/2013 Lancaster: University of Lancaster

Research output: Working paper

'Murder will out': Kingship, Kinship and Killing in Medieval Scotland

Grant, A. 10/2013 Lancaster: Lancaster University

Research output: Working paper

At the Northern Edge: Alba and its Normans

Grant, A. 2013 Norman Expansion: Connections, Continuities and Contrasts. Stringer, K. & Jotischky, A. (eds.). Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, p. 49-85

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Royal and Magnate Bastards in the Later Middle Ages: The View from Scotland

Grant, A. 11/2013 Lancaster: Lancaster University

Research output: Working paper

2008

Franchises north of the Border: Baronies and regalities in medieval Scotland.

Grant, A. 1/09/2008 Liberties and Identities in Medieval Britain and Ireland. Prestwich, M. (ed.). 10 ed. Woodbridge, UK: The Boydell Press, 225 p. (Regions and regionalism in history)

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2007

The Death of John Comyn: What was Going On.

Grant, A. 1/10/2007 In: Scottish Historical Review. 86, 2, p. 176-224 49 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Lordship and society in twelfth-century Clydesdale.

Grant, A. 2007 Power and Indentity in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Rees Davies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 98 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Bravehearts and coronets: Images of William Wallace and the Scottish nobility.

Grant, A. 2007 The Wallace Book. East Linton: Tuckwell Press, 86 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

2002

Scotland before the Union in annual bibliography of British and Irish history: publications of 2001.

Kirk, J. & Grant, A. 2002 Royal historical annual bibliography.. Gee, A. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 378-384 7 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

A list of essays on Scottish history in books published during the years 1999-2000.

Grant, A. 04/2002 In: Scottish Historical Review. 81, 1, p. 106-119 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2001

A list of essays on Scottish history in books published during the years 1998-1999.

Grant, A. 04/2001 In: Scottish Historical Review. 80, 1, p. 102-112 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

2000

Service and tenure in late medieval Scotland, 1314-1475.

Grant, A. 2000 Concepts of service in the fifteenth century. Curry, A. & Matthew, E. (eds.). Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, p. 145-178 34 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The province of Ross and the Kingdom of Alba.

Grant, A. 2000 Alba: Celtic Scotland in the medieval era. Cowan, E. J. & McDonald, R. A. (eds.). East Linton: Tuckwell Press, p. 88-126 39 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

A list of essays on Scottish history in books published during the years 1997-1998.

Grant, A. 04/2000 In: Scottish Historical Review. 79, 1, p. 97-104 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Fourteenth-century Scotland.

Grant, A. 2000 The new Cambridge medieval history. Jones, M. C. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, Vol. VI: c, p. 345-374 30 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

The construction of the early Scottish state.

Grant, A. 2000 The medieval state: essays presented to James Campbell. Maddicot, J. R. & Palliser, D. M. (eds.). London: Hambledon Press, p. 47-72 26 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Acts of Lordship: the records of Archibald, fourth Earl of Douglas.

Grant, A. 2000 Freedom and authority: historical and historiographical essays presented to Grant G. Simpson. Brotherstone, T. & Ditchburn, D. (eds.). East Linton: Tuckwell Press, p. 235-274 40 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1998

Disaster at Neville's Cross: the Scottish point of view

Grant, A. 1998 The battle of Neville's Cross, 1346. Prestwich, M. & Rollason, D. W. (eds.). Stamford: Shaun Tyas, p. 15-35 21 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1996

Baronies, lordships and earldoms in the early 15th century

Grant, A. 1996 Atlas of Scottish history to 1707. McNeill, P. G. B. & MacQueen, H. L. (eds.). Edinburgh: The Scottish Medievalists, p. 201-207 7 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Richard III and Scotland

Grant, A. 1996 The north of England in the age of Richard III. Pollard, A. J. (ed.). Stroud: Sutton, p. 115-148 34 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

1995

Scottish foundations: late medieval contributions

Grant, A. 1995 Uniting the kingdom?: the making of British history. Grant, A. & Stringer, K. (eds.). London: Routledge, p. 97-108 12 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Uniting the Kingdom?: the making of British history

Grant, A. (ed.) & Stringer, K. (ed.) 1995 London: Routledge. 310 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1994

To the medieval foundations

Grant, A. 04/1994 In: Scottish Historical Review. 73, 1, p. 4-24 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

Aspects of Scottish national consciousness in the later middle ages

Grant, A. 1994 Nations, nationalism and patriotism in the European past. Bjorn, C., Grant, A. & Stringer, K. (eds.). Copenhagen: Academic Press, p. 68-95 27 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Social and political identities in Western history

Bjorn, C. (ed.), Grant, A. (ed.) & Stringer, K. (ed.) 1994 Copenhagen: Academic Press. 266 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

Nations, nationalism and patriotism in the European past

Bjorn, C. (ed.), Grant, A. (ed.) & Stringer, K. (ed.) 1994 Copenhagen: Academic Press. 229 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1993

Foreign affairs [under Richard III of England]: France and Scotland

Grant, A. 1993 Richard III: a medieval kingship. Gillingham, J. (ed.). London: Collins & Brown, p. 137-152 16 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Thanes and Thanages [in Scotland], from the eleventh to the fourteenth centuries

Grant, A. 1993 Medieval Scotland: crown, lordship and community: Essays presented to G.W.S. Barrow. Grant, A. & Stringer, K. (eds.). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, p. 39-81 43 p.

Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/ProceedingsChapter

Medieval Scotland: crown, lordship and community: essays presented to G.W.S. Barrow

Grant, A. (ed.) & Stringer, K. (ed.) 1993 Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 319 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1991

Independence and nationhood: Scotland, 1306-1469

Grant, A. 1991 2nd ed. ed. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1990

Henry VII: the importance of his reign in English history

Grant, A. 1990 2nd ed. London: Routledge. 64 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1985

Henry VII: the importance of his reign in English history

Grant, A. 1985 London: Methuen. 64 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

1984

Independence and nationhood: Scotland, 1306-1469

Grant, A. 1984 London: Edward Arnold. 248 p.

Research output: Book/Report/ProceedingsBook

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