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Dr Caroline Burt

Dr Caroline Burt

College Lecturer

Caroline Burt is available for consultancy.

Pembroke College
Cambridge CB2 1RF
Office Phone: 01223 338106

Subject groups/Research projects

Ancient and Medieval History:

Departments and Institutes

Pembroke College:

Research Interests

Dr Burt works on late medieval political and social history, specialising in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Her research to date has focused on the reigns of Edward I (1272-1307) and Edward II (1307-27) and on English governance during that period. She is particularly interested in ideas about governance and the practical implementation of royal authority and policy within England as a whole. She has published several articles and most recently a monograph on Edward I with Cambridge University Press (Edward I and the Governance of England, 1272-1307). An article summarising her latest research in Edward II, which will offer new perspectives on the reign, was published in 2015, and she is currently working on a major new monograph on English history from 1199 to 1399.

Research Supervision

Dr Burt is very happy to consider proposals for research on thirteenth and fourteenth century British history.


Dr Burt teaches Part I papers 3 and 8 (medieval British political, and social and economic history, 1050-1500), as well as undergraduate dissertations. She also lectures in this field.

Other Professional Activities

Undergraduate Admissions Tutor, Pembroke College

Director of Studies in History, Pembroke College

Board Member, Qualifications Wales


  • Medieval British History
  • Economic, Social History

Key Publications

  • 'The Demise of the General Eyre in the Reign of Edward I', English Historical Review, 2005, pp. 1-14
  • ‘ “The Peace Less Kept”? The Origins, Revelations and Impact of Edward I’s Trailbaston Commissions of 1305-7’, in Thirteenth Century England, XII, eds. J. Burton, P. Schofield, B. Weiler (Woodbridge, 2009)
  • 'A ‘Bastard Feudal’ Affinity in the Making? The Followings of William and Guy Beauchamp, Earls of Warwick, 1268-1315’ Midland History (autumn 2009)
  • Kings, Lords and Commons in Late Medieval England: A Contractual Relationship?’, in Political Contracts in the Medieval West, ed. F. Foronda (Madrid, Casa de Velazquez, 2010)
  • Edward I and the Governance of England, 1272-1307 (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
  • 'Edward I: A Model Medieval King?', BBC History Magazine (December 2012)
  • 'Local Government in Warwickshire and Worcestershire under Edward II' in Political Society in Later Medieval England: A Festschrift for Christine Carpenter, eds. B. Thompson and J. L. Watts (Woodbridge, 2015)