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Professor Peter Clarke

Professor Peter Clarke

Professor of Medieval History

Research interests

  • Canon law of the medieval Western Church
  • The records of the papal penitentiary
  • Clergy and criminal violence in Later Medieval England and Wales

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Accepting applications from PhD students.

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Peter specialises in the history of medieval canon law and has published extensively on this subject since 1999. Since 2016 he has been the British member of the Board of Directors of the Stephan Kuttner Institute of Medieval Canon Law, which is responsible for the publication of proceedings of the quadrennial International Congress of Medieval Canon Law and of editions of medieval canon law collections and commentaries in the Vatican Library’s Monumenta.