Dr Alan Thacker MA, DPhil (Oxon)

VCH Consultant, Local and regional history; medieval church history

Executive Editor, Victoria County History

Dr Alan Thacker is a Reader and Executive Editor of the Victoria County History at the IHR.

Research and publications

His research interests include intellectual and cultural life in early medieval western Europe, and especially the early medieval church. He also has interests in local and regional history, and especially in towns in the earlier middle ages. He has published on hagiography, saints' cults, and pastoral care in the early middle ages, on Bede as historian, exegete and reformer, and on medieval Chester, and offers supervision on any related topic.