Dr Adam Chapman

Editor and Training Co-ordinator

+44 (0)20 7862 8799

Adam is Editor and Training Co-ordinator with the Victoria County History and is one of the organisation’s central office editorial staff based at the Institute of Historical Research. Adam received an MA in Medieval History from the University of East Anglia in 2003, followed in 2010 by a doctorate from the University of Southampton. Before joining the 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. His 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.

Research and publications




  • ‘Welshmen in the Armies of Edward I’, in The Impact of the Edwardian Castles in Wales: Proceedings of a conference held in Bangor 7–9 September 2007 ed. Diane Williams and John Kenyon (Oxford, Oxbow, 2009)
  • ‘Rebels, Uchelwyr and Parvenu – Welsh Knights in the Fourteenth Century’, in The Soldier Experience in the Fourteenth Century, ed. A. Curry and Adrian R. Bell with A. Chapman, A. King and D. Simpkin (Woodbridge, Boydell and Brewer, 2011)
  • Anne Curry, Adrian R. Bell, Adam Chapman, Andy King and David Simpkin, ‘Languages in the military profession in later medieval England’ In: The Anglo-Norman language and its contexts, ed. Richard Ingham (York Medieval Press/The Boydell Press, 2010)
  • Adrian R. Bell, Adam Chapman, Anne Curry, Andy King and David Simpkin, ‘What did you do in the Hundred Years War, Daddy? The Soldier in Later Medieval England’, The Historian: The Magazine of The Historical Association (Number 96, Winter 2007), pp. 6-13.
  • Adrian R. Bell, Adam Chapman, Anne Curry, Andy King and David Simpkin, ‘The Soldier in Later Medieval England: An Online Database’ in A.J. Villalon and D. Kagay (ed.) The Hundred years War: New Perspectives III (Brill, Leiden, 2011)
  • ‘Henry Griffith, a “Man of War’ in B.J. Lewis and D.F. Evans (eds) ‘Gwalch Cywyddau Gwŷr’: Essays on Guto’r Glyn and Fifteenth Century Wales (Aberystwyth, 2013), part of the AHRC-funded ‘Guto’r Glyn Project’ – www.gutorglyn.net

Research interests

  • Medieval Wales, society, language and culture
  • Medieval armies, warfare and military society
  • Digital Humanities

Networks and collaborations

  • The Soldier in Later medieval England, 1369-1453
  • Who's Who at Agincourt - website and blog with Professor Anne Curry
  • Re-Reading the British Memorial: A Community Documentation Project -  http://ourti.org/