Dr Matthew Ward BA (Hons) History (Nottingham Trent), MA History (Nottingham), PhD History (Nottingham)

Dr Matthew Ward

Lifelong Learning Online Tutor

Lifelong Learning

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I am a late-medieval historian, specialising in the Wars of the Roses and the early Tudors. I have taught medieval history for over ten years and have published books and articles on late-medieval history. I am currently writing a book on loyalty in the later Middle Ages. I have also written for several popular history magazines.

I have a particular interest in Richard III and became hooked after my first visit to Bosworth battlefield at the age of five. I have lost count of the amount of times I have since been there!

I give talks on medieval history to local groups in the wider community and have organised several study days.


I run the 'Richard III: Life and Legacy' course for Lifelong Learning.


My research interests focus on:

Richard III

The Wars of the Roses

Early Tudor England

Late-medieval visual and material culture

Local history and genealogy