Dr. David Green, PhD (University of Nottingham), FRHistS

Senior Lecturer in British Studies and History

David Green

David Green is a graduate of the universities of Exeter (BA) and Nottingham (MA, PhD) and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Before joining the British Studies team at Harlaxton in 2007, he lived and worked in England, Scotland, and Ireland teaching at the universities of Sheffield, St Andrews, and Trinity College, Dublin.

Research Interests

Initially, my published work concentrated on the career and retinue of Edward the Black Prince (c.1330–c.1376) – the subject of my doctoral thesis. Later, the chronological and geographical scope of my work extended to focus on two connected themes, the Hundred Years War and later Plantagenet ‘colonialism'. This resulted in a number of journal and encyclopaedia articles and a book for Yale University Press, The Hundred Years War: A People's History (2014), which examines the impact of the war on various social groups and national institutions. More recently, I've sought to explore a wider range of sources, both literary and material, leading to presentations and publications on subjects such as chivalry and later medieval tomb effigies.

I regularly speak and chair sessions at the annual meetings of the International Medieval Congress (University of Leeds, UK) and the International Conference on Medieval Studies (University of Western Michigan, USA). I sit on the editorial board of the biannual journal Fourteenth Century England and am a member of the Harlaxton Medieval Symposium Steering Committee and co-convened the 2014 meeting on ‘The Plantagenet Empire, 1259-1453', the proceedings of which were published in 2016.


Hundred Year War book cover


  • Fourteenth Century England XI, ed. David Green and Chris Given Wilson (Boydell and Brewer, 2019).
  • The Plantagenet Empire, 1259-1453, ed. Peter Crooks, David Green and W. Mark Ormrod (Shaun Tyas, 2016).
  • The Hundred Years War: A People's History (Yale University Press, 2014; pbk ed. 2015).
  • Edward the Black Prince: Power in Medieval Europe (Longman, Medieval World Series, 2007).
  • The Battle of Poitiers 1356 (2002; rev. ed. The History Press, 2008).
  • The Black Prince (2001; rev. ed. The History Press, 2008; further rev. ed. as e-book 2012).
  • with Michael Jones and John Beckett, History at Nottingham: Training, Research and Departmental Life from the 1880s to the Present (Nottingham, 1995).


  • 'Edward the Black Prince: Lordship and Administration in the Plantagenet Empire', Ruling Fourteenth-Century England: Essays in Honour of Christopher Given-Wilson, ed. Remy Ambuhl, James Bothwell and Laura Tompkins (Boydell and Brewer, 2019), 185-204.
  • ‘The Memorial Brass of Sir Nicholas Dagworth', Monumental Brass Society Transactions, 19 (2018), 416-24.
  • ‘The Household of Edward the Black Prince: Complement and Characteristics', The Elite Household in England, 1100-1550, ed. Christopher M. Woolgar (Donington, 2018), 355-71.
  • ‘Imperial Policy and Military Strategy in the Plantagenet Dominions, c.1337-c.1453', Journal of Medieval Military History, 14 (2016), 33-56.
  • with Peter Crooks and W. Mark Ormrod, ‘The Plantagenets and Empire in the Later Middle Ages', The Plantagenet Empire, 1259-1453 (Stamford, 2016), 1-34.
  • ‘The Tomb of Edward the Black Prince: Contexts and Incongruities', Church Monuments, 30 (2015), 106-23.
  • ‘The Statute of Kilkenny (1366): Legislation and the State', Journal of Historical Sociology, 27 (2014), 236-62.
  • ‘Colonial Policy in the Hundred Years War', The Hundred Years War (Part III): Further Considerations, ed. Donald Kagay and A.J. Villalon (Leiden, 2013), 233-57.
  • ‘National Identities and the Hundred Years War', Fourteenth Century England, VI, ed. Chris Given-Wilson (Woodbridge, 2010), 115-29.
  • ‘Medicine and Masculinity: Thomas Walsingham and the Death of the Black Prince', Journal of Medieval History, 35 (2009), 34-51.
  • ‘Lordship and Principality: Colonial Policy in Ireland and Aquitaine in the 1360s', Journal of British Studies, 47 (2008), 3-29.
  • ‘Edward the Black Prince and East Anglia: An Unlikely Association', Fourteenth Century England, III, ed. W.M. Ormrod (Woodbridge, 2004), 83-98.
  • ‘Politics and Service with Edward the Black Prince', The Age of Edward III, ed. J. Bothwell (York, 2001), 53-68.
  • ‘The Dark Side of the Black Prince', BBC History Magazine, 2: 12 (2001), 12-15.
  • ‘The Later Retinue of Edward the Black Prince', Nottingham Medieval Studies, 44 (2000), 141-51.
  • ‘The Military Personnel of Edward the Black Prince', Medieval Prosopography, 21 (2000), 133-52.

Dictionary/Encyclopedia entries

  • Medieval Warfare and Military Technology: An Encyclopedia, ed. Clifford J. Rogers (Oxford University Press, 2010). Entries: Sir John Chandos; Black Prince; Jean de Vienne, admiral of France; battle of La Rochelle; Louis of Bourbon; battle of Pontvallain.
  • Routledge International Encyclopedia of Military History, ed. James Bradford (New York, 2006). Entries: William the Conqueror, Richard I, battle of Bannockburn, Hundred Years War (2,000 words), Edward III, 1415 siege of Harfleur.
  • A Biographical Dictionary of Military Women, ed. Reina Pennington (Westport, Conn., 2003). Entries: Julienne du Guesclin; Lady Badlesmere.
  • A Historical Dictionary of Late Medieval England, ed. R. Fritze and William B. Robison, (Westport, Conn., 2002). Entries: Edward the Black Prince; the Reims campaign, 1359-60; Treaties of London, 1358-1359; chevauchées; the Treaty of Brétigny-Calais, 1360.
  • The Encyclopedia of Prisoners of War and Internment, ed. Jonathan Vance (Santa Barbara, 2001). Entries: King Jean II; the Hundred Years War.


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