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William Mark Ormrod[1] (known professionally as Mark Ormrod) is an English historian of the English later Middle Ages. He studied in London and Oxford,[2] latterly at Worcester College, where he was awarded his D.Phil in the administration of Edward III.[3]


Ormrod joined the University of York in 1990[4] and eventually became Professor of history and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.[5] He holds numerous professional affiliations and memberships, being a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Councillor of the Pipe Roll Society, a trustee of the Richard III and Yorkist History Trust, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.[5] He has also been an editor of the Yorkshire Archaeological Press, the York Medieval Press,[5] and the Parliament Rolls of Medieval England (PROME) project.[6] One of his most recent publications, his contribution to the Yale English Monarchs series on Edward III has been described as 'a first rate example of historical investigation.'[7]

Select bibliographyEdit

  • Edward III, London 2011 (English Monarchs series).
  • A Social History of England, 1200-1500, edited, with Rosemary Horrox, Cambridge 2006.
  • Fourteenth Century England, editor, Wooddbridge, 2004.
  • Time in the Medieval World edited, with C. Humphrey, York / Woodbridge 2001.
  • The Problem of Labour in Fourteenth Century England, edited, with J. Bothwell & P. J. P. Goldberg, York / Woodbridge, 2000.
  • The Evolution of English Justice: Law, Politics and Society in the Fourteenth Century edited, with A. Musson, Basingstoke / New York, 1999.
  • Political Life in Medieval England, 1300-1450, Basingstoke / New York, 1995.
  • England in the Fourteenth Century: Proceedings of the 1985 Harlaxton Symposium, Woodbridge, 1986.


  1. ^ Ormrod, W.M., Edward III's government of England, c. 1346-1356 (unpublished D.Phil, University of Oxford, 1984), fp
  2. ^ "England's Immigrants 1330 - 1550".
  3. ^ Karsten Plöger (2005). England and the Avignon Popes: The Practice of Diplomacy in Late Medieval Europe. MHRA. pp. 105–. ISBN 978-1-904713-04-3.
  4. ^ "England's Immigrants 1330 - 1550".
  5. ^ a b c "Mark Ormrod - History, The University of York".
  6. ^ "Prof. Mark Ormrod - Publications - Research Database, The University of York".
  7. ^ Farris, C., 'Review: Edward III by W.M. Ormrod', Royal Studies Journal II (2015), p. 60