Dr Paul Antony HaywardSenior Lecturer in Late Roman and Earlier Medieval History
Paul Hayward is an historian of communication, historical practice and classical culture in the European Middle Ages, with a geographical and chronological focus on later Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman England. He has written about all major historical genres that flourished in this context—hagiography, chronicles and rhetorical histories. He is presently writting two books, one about the genesis and reception of William of Malmesbury's Histories of the English, the other about Bells, Communication and Society in Medieval England.
Paul Hayward is presently responsible for four courses:
- Hist101: The Fall of Rome
- Hist200: The Making of Germany, 843–1122
- Hist202: Norman England, 1066–1154: Conquest, Colonisation and Conflict
- Hist424: Medieval Primary Sources—Genre, Rhetoric and Transmission
PhD Supervision Interests
Students of earlier and high medieval Europe who are looking for someone to supervise their dissertations should feel free to initiate discussions about the possibility of coming to Lancaster. Enquiries about the history of historical practice and the uses of classical culture in medieval Europe, especially England between 400 and 1200 are particularly welcome.
Selected Publications Show all 25 publications
The Earls of Leicester, Sygerius Lucanus and the Death of Seneca: Some Neglected Evidence for the Cultural Agency of the Norman Aristocracy
Hayward, P.A. 04/2016 In: Speculum. 91, 2, p. 328–355. 28 p.
'The Cronica de Anglia in London, British Library, Cotton MS Vitellius C.VIII, fols. 6v–21v: Another Product of John of Worcester’s History Workshop'
Hayward, P.A. 15/12/2015 In: Traditio. 70, p. 159–236. 78 p.
William of Malmesbury as a Cantor-Historian
Hayward, P.A. 17/03/2017 In: Medieval Cantors and their Craft. Woodbridge : York Medieval Press p. 222–239. 18 p. ISBN: 9781903153673.
'St Wilfrid of Ripon and the Northern Church in Anglo-Norman Historiography'
Hayward, P.A. 03/2012 In: Northern History. 49, 1, p. 11-36. 26 p.
'The Importance of Being Ambiguous: Innuendo and Legerdemain in William of Malmesbury's Gesta regum and Gesta pontificum Anglorum'
Hayward, P.A. 21/07/2011 In: Anglo-Norman Studies. 33, n/a, p. 75-102. 28 p.
The Winchcombe and Coventry Chronicles: Hitherto Unnoticed Witnesses to the Work of John of Worcester
Hayward, P.A. 1/07/2010 Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies. 792 p.