Dr Adam Chapman

No image provided

Contact details

Dr Adam Chapman
PhD (Southampton), MA Medieval History (UEA)
Lecturer in Medieval History & Victoria County History (VCH) General Editor
Institute of Historical Research
Institute of Historical Research University of London Senate House London WC1E 7HU
020 7862 8799
Email address:

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Archaeology, Colonies & Colonization, emigration & immigration, History, Manuscript studies, Medieval History, Modern History , Palaeography, Regional history
Research keywords:
Medieval Engalnd, Local History, Medieval Wales, Wales, regional history, Military History
England, United Kingdom, Wales
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Before joining the Victoria History of the Counties of England (VCH), Adam worked on the AHRC-funded project, ‘The Soldier in later Medieval England, 1369-1453’, and in a variety of teaching and research roles at several UK Higher Education institutions. Adam specialises in the history of Wales and England from the thirteenth century to the fifteenth, but through his work with the VCH has research interests across the whole of recorded history of England from the Middle Ages to the very recent past.

His personal research interests include the cultural effects of war on medieval society, the development of the medieval landscape, and tracing the lives and careers of individuals through documentary records. He is also interested in the development and application of new technology to historical and archaeological research. He has published on the role of Wales and the Welsh in later medieval England.

Spoken Written
French Good Good
Latin - Intermediate
Other Good Intermediate
Other: Welsh
Research Projects & Supervisions

Research projects:

Victoria County History of England

 The Greatest Publishing Project in English Local History

The VCH was founded in 1899 as a private enterprise, with the intention of producing a history of each English county to a standard plan which, in the words of Arthur Doubleday, the founding general editor, made ‘a special feature of general articles which should bring into prominence the main characteristics of every phase of county life’.

Today the VCH produces red books, paperbacks, and web resources. It has a Central Office in London and works with a mixture of professional county staff and volunteers. In recent years new initiatives have been taken in several counties where little or no work had taken place for many decades, and the widespread interest in local and family history means that the VCH continues to have a vital part to play in the promotion of English local history.

Professional Affiliations


Name Type Activity Start date End date
The Soldier in Later Medieval England, 1369-1453 Project participant PhD researcher 01-Oct-2006 30-Sep-2009
Relevant Events

Related events:

Date Details
31-Jul-2015 War on Land and Sea: 600th Anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt Conference 2015

 An international conference to commemorate the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt.

Consultancy & Media
Available for consultancy:
Media experience:
Back to top