Dr Benjamin J Thompson
MA PhD Camb (MA Oxf), FRHS
Position: Fellow and Tutor in Medieval History
Dr Thompson's work encompasses the church, landowning society and politics in England from the Conquest to the Reformation, and he has written on a wide range of themes in that period. As part of his long-term interest in changing attitudes to the church's property, culminating in the Dissolution of the Monasteries, he is writing a book on the Alien Priories, a group of institutions and properties under French jurisdiction which were suppressed or Anglicized in the course of the Hundred Years War. He is a member of the Somerville medievalists' group, which produced a volume on Aspects of Performativity in the Middle Ages and is now addressing pre-modern polemic.