Dr Charles Insley

Senior Lecturer in Medieval History

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Dr Charles Insley has been a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Manchester since 2012, having held posts at Canterbury Christ Church, Northampton and Bangor Universities since 1995.  He was head of the History Department at Manchester between 2018 and 2021.

Biography

Charles Insley studied for his undergraduate and doctoral degrees at the University of Oxford, receiving his doctorate in 1998 for a thesis on the pre-Norman Conquest archive of Exeter Cathedral.  His first post was at Bangor University, on a project (with Professor Huw Pryce) to edit the surviving Acta of the Welsh Princes (1137-1283), which was published in 2005. He is a historian of the Atlantic Archipelago in the earlier Middle Ages, ca. 800-1100 and has published widely on aspects of English and Welsh history during that period.  His current interests centre on a comparative study of queens and elite women in the Atlantic Archipelago during the ninth, tenth and eleventh centuries. 

D.Phil. Medieval History, University of Oxford (1998)

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society since 2004

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Fellow of the Royal Historical Society since 2004

Member of the Programming Committee of the International Medieval congress

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External Examiner, Canterbury Christ Church University

1 Sep 202131 Aug 2025

Education / academic qualifications

  • 1998 - Doctor of Philosophy, The Anglo-Saxon Charters of Exeter: an Edition and Commentary, Oxford University (1991 - 1998)

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