Dr Andrew Mark Spencer

Senior Tutor & Fellow in History, Gonville and Caius College
Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of History
Dr Andrew Mark Spencer

Andrew Spencer's research interests are focused on the English constitution, politics, governance and warfare in the middle ages with a particular focus on the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries and the development of 'bastard feudalism'.

Paper 3 (British Political History, 1050-1509); Paper 8 (British Social and Economic History, 1050-1500); Paper 15 (European History, 1200-1500)


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Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge


Key Publications

Nobility and Kingship in Medieval England: the earls and Edward I, 1272-1307 (Cambridge University Press, 2014)

Thirteenth Century England XVI: the proceedings of the Cambridge Conference, 2015, eds. Andrew M. Spencer & Carl Watkins (The Boydell Press, 2017)

Other Publications

‘Royal Patronage and the Earls in the Reign of Edward I’, History, 93 (2008), pp. 20-46.

‘The Lay Opposition to Edward I in 1297: its composition and character’, Thirteenth Century England, 12 (2009), pp. 92-106.

‘The Comital Military Retinue in the Reign of Edward I’, Historical Research, 83 (2010), pp. 46-59.

‘A Warlike people? Gentry enthusiasm for Edward I’s Scottish campaigns, 1296-1307’, in England’s Wars, 1272-1399: the soldier experience, eds. A. Bell & A. Curry (Woodbridge, 2011), pp. 95-108.

‘John de Warenne, Guardian of Scotland, and the Battle of Stirling Bridge’, in England and Scotland at War, c. 1296-c.1513, eds. D. Simpkin & A. King (Leiden & Boston, 2012), pp. 39-53.

‘Thomas of Lancaster in the Vita Edwardi Secundi: a study in disillusionment’, Thirteenth Century England, 14 (2013), pp. 155-68.

'The Coronation Oath in English Politics, 1272-1399', in Political Society in Later Medieval England: a festschrift for Christine Carpenter, eds. B. Thompson and J. Watts (The Boydell Press, 2015), pp. 38-54.

'Dealing with Inadequate Kingship: uncertain responses from Magna Carta to Deposition, 1199-1327', Thirteenth Century England, 16 (2017), pp. 71-88.