Personal profile

Biography

Tim studied at New College, Oxford. In 1997 he was awarded the Royal Historical Society's David Berry Prize for his work on the Isle of Man; in 1999 he was proxime accessit for the Society's Alexander Prize for an essay on the palatinate of Durham. He was the first scholar based in a new University to win one of the Society's prizes.

Appointed Head of the Department of History, English, Languages and Media in 2003, Tim was on secondment as Head of University Centre Barnsley during 2005-6 and became Dean of the School of Music, Humanities and Media in October 2006. He was appointed Pro Vice-chancellor (Teaching and Learning) in October 2008 and then became Deputy Vice-Chancellor in September 2015.

Research Expertise and Interests

Tim works on the late medieval and early modern political and social history of the British Isles, spanning the period c. 1400-1650. He specialises in the non-English territories of the crown. His early work on Cheshire explored the palatinate’s history during the period between Richard II’s reign and the early seventeenth century. More recently, he has published on Wales, the Isle of Man, Durham and the Channel Islands, and also on the north of England during the late medieval and early modern periods.

Keywords

  • Teaching and Learning
  • Higher Education
  • Late Medieval History
  • Early Modern Political History
  • British Isles
  • c.1400-1650
  • Non-English Crown Territories
  • Palatinate's History
  • Richard II's Reign
  • Early 17th Century
  • Wales
  • Isle of Man
  • Channel Islands
  • Late Medieval North England
  • Early Modern North England

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Research Output 1993 2017

Wales in late medieval and early modern English histories: neglect, rediscovery, and their implications

Thornton, T. Nov 2017 In : Historical Research. 90, 250, p. 683-703 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

fifteenth century
neglect
fourteenth century
thirteenth century
monarchy

Clergy careers in the Channel Islands, 1480-1570

Thornton, T. 2016 Paris 1259: Studies in the History and Law of Continental and Insular Normandy. Dawes, G. (ed.). St Peter Port: Guernsey Bar, p. 41-53 13 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Lancastrian rule and the resources of the prince of Wales, 1456-61

Thornton, T. 25 Apr 2016 In : Journal of Medieval History. 42, 3, p. 382-404 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wales
Resources
Principality
Cheshire
Ambition

Conclusion - Man: the medieval legacy

Thornton, T. 29 Sep 2015 A New History of the Isle of Man: The Medieval Period, 1000-1406. Duffy, S. & Mytum, H. (eds.). Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, Vol. 3, p. 546-53 (New History of the Isle of Man 3)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Activities 1997 2003

  • 2 Membership of a Society or Institute
  • 1 Editorial work

Higher Education Academy (External organisation)

Thornton, T. (Member)
2003 → …

Activity: Membership of a Society or Institute

Royal Historical Society (External organisation)

Thornton, T. (Member)
2003 → …

Activity: Membership of a Society or Institute

The Chetham Society (Journal)

Thornton, T. (Editor)
1997 → …

Activity: Editorial work