Nicholas Orme (born 1942) is a British historian specialising in the Middle Ages and Tudor period, focusing on the history of children, and ecclesiastical history, with a particular interest in South West England.

Nicholas Orme (2015)

Orme is an emeritus Professor of History at Exeter University. He studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, and has worked as a visiting scholar at, among others, Merton College, Oxford, St John's College, Oxford, and the University of Arizona.[1] He retired on 31 May 2007.[2] and is a canon of the Church of England.[3]

His 2021 book, Going to Church in Medieval England, was shortlisted for the 2022 Wolfson History Prize.[4]

Selected works edit

  • (1973) English Schools in the Middle Ages, Routledge, ISBN 0-416-16080-8
  • (1976) Education in the West of England, 1066–1548, University of Exeter Press, ISBN 0-85989-041-4
  • (1980) The Minor Clergy of Exeter Cathedral: 1300–1548 – a list of the minor officers, vicars choral, annuellars, secondaries and choristers. University of Exeter Press ISBN 0-85989-175-5
  • (1983) Early British Swimming, 55 B.C.–1719 A.D: with the first swimming treatise in English, 1595. University of Exeter Press ISBN 0-85989-134-8
  • (1984) From Childhood to Chivalry: Education of the English Kings and Aristocracy, Routledge, ISBN 0-416-74830-9
  • (1987) Exeter Cathedral as It Was, 1050–1550, Devon Books ISBN 0-86114-785-5
  • (1988) Education in Early Tudor England: Magdalen College Oxford and Its School, 1480–1540, Magdalen College
  • (1989) Education and Society in Mediaeval and Renaissance England, Hambledon Continuum, ISBN 1-85285-003-5
  • (1989) Table Manners for Children, by John Lydgate ; with translation and introduction by Nicholas Orme ISBN 0-907596-17-7
  • (1991) Unity and Variety: a History of the Church in Devon and Cornwall ISBN 0-85989-355-3
  • (1996) English Church Dedications: With a Survey of Cornwall and Devon, University of Exeter Press ISBN 0-85989-516-5
  • (2000) The Saints of Cornwall, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-820765-4
  • (2001) Medieval Children, New Haven: Yale University Press ISBN 0-300-08541-9
  • (2006) Medieval Schools: From Roman Britain to Tudor England, New Haven: Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-11102-9
  • (2006) 'School founders and patrons in England, 597–1560' in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography[5]
  • (2007) Cornwall and the Cross. Chichester: Phillimore
  • (2007) The Victoria History of the County of Cornwall: Religious History to 1559 v. 2, ISBN 1-904356-12-5[6]
  • (2009) Exeter Cathedral: The First Thousand Years, c. 400–1550, Impress Books, ISBN 978-0-9556239-8-1.
  • (2014) The Churches of Medieval Exeter, Impress Books, ISBN 9781907605512.
  • (2021) Going to Church in Medieval England, Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0300256505
  • (2023) Tudor Children, Yale University Press, ISBN 978-0300267969

Works as editor or collaborator edit

  • Nicholas Roscarrock's Lives of the Saints (1992) ISBN 0-901853-35-6[7]
  • With Margaret Webster: (1995) The English Hospital, 1070–1570, Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-06058-0
  • With David Lepine: (2003) Death and Memory in Medieval Exeter, Devon & Cornwall Record Society, ISBN 0-901853-46-1

For a more extensive list of Professor Orme's publications, see School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Exeter Website and the University Library Catalogue

References edit

  1. ^ "Guest information". Mars Hill Audio website. Archived from the original on 4 August 2007.
  2. ^ "HuSS Intranet".
  3. ^ Orme, Nicholas (28 May 2008). "The truth about chapels in churches". Church Times. Retrieved 13 December 2020.
  4. ^ "£50k Wolfson History Prize shortlist announced". Books+Publishing. 22 April 2022. Retrieved 29 April 2022.
  5. ^ Online edn retrieved 2007-05-23.
  6. ^ "Boydell & Brewer Publishers".
  7. ^ "DCRS: Nicholas Roscarrock's 'Lives of the Saints': Cornwall and Devon".