Professor Richard Sharpe

  • Official and unofficial Latin words in eleventh- and twelfth-century England

  • Richard Plunket (fl. 1772–1791), “a neglected genius of the county of Meath”

  • Common carriers in medieval England: evidence from Oxford archives

  • Irish poetry in print in Cox's Irish Magazine, 1808–1810

  • The earliest Norman sheriffs

  • Banners of the Northern Saints

  • Tadhg Gaelach Ó Súilleabháin's Pious Miscellany: editions of the Munster bestseller of the early nineteenth century

  • John Eyton alias Repyngdon and the Sermones super euangelia dominicalia attributed to Philip Repyngdon

  • (Review) Adomnan of Iona. Theologian, Lawmaker, Peacemaker

  • Roderick O’Flaherty’s Letters to William Molyneux, Edward Lhwyd, and Samuel Molyneux 1696–1709

  • More

Current DPhil Students

  • Hugh Brodie

I would be willing to hear from potential DPhil students regarding anything related to my broad range of research interests

I currently teach:


Introductory courses for masters candidates studying within the area of the Latin West in the middle ages, providing instruction in palaeography and diplomatic, and practice in reading documents from medieval england. 
Advanced courses in English Royal Diplomatic and in Books and Libraries in the Middle Ages.

Podcast: Magna Carta in the Bodleian. A talk given during the exhibition of four engrossments of Magna Carta in the Divinity School on 11 December 2007. Richard Sharpe explains that the seventeen surviving original manuscripts of the Magna Carta are engrossments, not copies: official documents from Royal Chancery bearing the ruler's seal. Prof. Sharpe also reveals why so many examples of the Magna Carta survive.

 A version of a presentation about the late-eleventh-century Wadham Gospels, the oldest manuscript in Wadham College library, recorded in April 2014 (6mins 22secs).

 A presentation - Irish Manuscripts and the Complex Page, from The book: history and practice workshop which took place on March 12 2012 at the UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland.

 Le bibliothécaire médiéval - the text of a lecture delivered at the Sorbonne, 18 September 2003, under the auspices of Prof Jean-Philippe Genet and the organisation APICES.

 The text of the Latin Sermon delivered in the University Church on Sunday, 19 January 2003.

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