Professor Daniel Power

About Me

Daniel Power studied at Selwyn College, Cambridge, from 1987, and held a research fellowship at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, from 1993. In 1996 he was appointed to a lectureship in the Department of History at the University of Sheffield, where he was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2005 and Reader in 2007. He took up the post of Professor of Medieval History at Swansea University in September 2007. He is currently the Head of the Department of History and Classics.

Professor Power’s research concerns the history of France and the British Isles in the Central Middle Ages (especially the Anglo-Norman realm, the Angevin Empire, and Capetian France) and medieval frontier societies. His publications include The Norman Frontier in the Twelfth and Early Thirteenth Centuries (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004), and he has edited The Central Middle Ages (Short Oxford History of Europe (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006) and (with Naomi Standen) Frontiers in Question: Eurasian Borderlands 700-1700 (Basingstoke: Macmillan Press, 1999). His recent publications include a study of participants in the Albigensian Crusade, but they mainly concern the Anglo-Norman aristocracy in the 13th century, after the end of the Anglo-Norman realm in 1204, for which he established the database The ‘Lands of the Normans’ in England (1204-44); he is also preparing a critical edition of the 400 charters of the Hommet family, constables of Normandy in the 12th and 13th centuries.

Professor Power is the Director of MEMO, Swansea University’s Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research. He is a Member of the Société de l'Histoire de France, and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (of London) and the Royal Historical Society.

Publications

  1. The Briouze family in the thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries: inheritance strategies, lordship and identity. Journal of Medieval History 41(3), 341-361.
  2. The declaration on the Norman Church (1205): a study in Norman sigillography. In Phillipp Schofield (Ed.), Seals and their Context in the Middle Ages. (pp. 35-62Oxford & Philadelphia: Oxbow Books.
  3. The "Loss of Normandy" and Northamptonshire. In Paul Dalton and David Luscombe (Ed.), Rulership and Rebellion in the Anglo-Norman World (1066 – c.1216). (pp. 213-229). Farnham: Ashgate.
  4. Who went on the Albigensian Crusade?. English Historical Review 128(534), 1047-1085.
  5. Aristocratic Acta in Normandy and England, c.1150-c.1250: the charters and letters of the Du Hommet constables of Normandy. In Bates, D. (Ed.), Anglo-Norman Studies 35: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2012. (pp. 259-286). Woodbridge: Boydell Press.

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Supervision

  • The evidence for viking influence on Welsh culture, literature and place-names in the 8th - 11th centuries CE, and a consideration of how this might be itnerpreted as showing limited, if any, settlement in Wales. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Simon Meecham-Jones
  • 'The Plantagenet Administration of Normandy, 1144-1204.' (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Matthew Stevens
  • L'aristocratie Laique du Glamorgan et l'abbaye de Margam XII-XIII siecles/ The Lay aristocracy of Glamorgan and Margam Abbey- 12th- 13th Centuries (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Alison Williams
  • 'Saints and Edges in Anglo-Saxon Britain.' (awarded 2015)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Liz Herbert Mcavoy
  • 'Reconstruction and rebirth: the kingdom of Jerusalem 1187-1233.' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Deborah Youngs
  • 'Medieval Student Violence: Oxford and Bologna, c. 1250-1400.' (awarded 2014)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Deborah Youngs
  • 'The Querimoniae Nomannorum (1247): Land, politics and society in thirteenth-century Normandy.' (awarded 2013)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Professor Deborah Youngs
  • 'The creation of a First Crusade hero: Godfrey of Bouillon in history, literature and memory, c.1100 - c.1300.' (awarded 2012)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr John Law
  • The Cambro-Normans in Leinster 1169-1399 - Volume I and Volume II (awarded 2006)

    Student name:
    MPhil
    Other supervisor: Professor Stuart Clark