My Publications

Here is a list of my published works, and, below, a list of my forthcoming ones:

'The Adherents of Edmund of Woodstock, Earl of Kent, in March 1330', English Historical Review, 126 (2011), pp. 779-805

Edward II: The Unconventional King (Stroud: Amberley, 2014)

Isabella of France: The Rebel Queen (Stroud: Amberley, 2016)

Long Live the King: The Mysterious Fate of Edward II (Stroud: The History Press, 2017)

Richard II: A True King's Fall (Stroud: Amberley, 2017)

''Bought by the King Himself': Edward II, his Chamber, his Family and his Interests in 1325-26', Fourteenth Century England X, ed. Gwilym Dodd (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2018), pp. 1-23

Blood Roses: The Houses of Lancaster and York Before the Wars of the Roses (Stroud: The History Press, 2018)

 Edward II and Hugh Despenser the Younger: Downfall of a King's Favourite (Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 2018)

"We Might be Prepared to Harm You': an investigation into some of the extortions of Hugh Despenser the Younger', Journal of the Mortimer History Society, 2 (2018), pp. 55-69.

Following in the Footsteps of Edward II, a travel guide to locations in Britain associated with Edward (Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 15 July 2019)

Forthcoming Works

Philippa of Hainault, Mother of the English Nationto be published by Amberley c. 15 October 2019 (bio of Edward III's queen)

Edward II’s Nieces, the Clare Sisters: Powerful Pawns of the Crown, to be published by Pen and Sword in early 2020 (a joint bio of Edward II's nieces Eleanor, Margaret and Elizabeth de Clare)

1326: A Year in the Life of Englandto be published by Pen and Sword in spring 2020

John of Gaunt: Time-Honour'd Lancaster to be published by Amberley c. October 2020 (bio of Edward III and Queen Philippa's third son; title not yet fixed)

The Despensers: The Rise and Fall of a Medieval Family 1261-1439to be published by Pen and Sword c. late 2020/early 2021

The Daughters of Edward I, a joint bio of Edward II's five sisters, to be published by Pen and Sword c. summer/autumn 2021 (title not yet fixed)

London: A City and its People, a social history of London in the first half of the fourteenth century

A history of the Beaumont family in the Middle Ages


Caroline Newark said...

I am losing the will to live. I manage a meagre one book a year and that exhausts me. How do you do it Kathryn?

Kathryn Warner said...

Obsession, basically :-)

matt said...

Looking forward to the Despenser one.
Just the one book on them?
They certainly had their fingers in quite a few ' pies'!

Kathryn Warner said...

Actually, two - a bio of Hugh the Younger, and one about the whole dynasty from his grandfather to his great-great-granddaughter. There's also quite a bit in the Clare sisters book.

Aine Kelly Bonnefoy said...

Hi Kathryn
Re: the "Lancastrian" lands in France in one of the comments:
I think...these are Blanche d'Artois' inheritance in Champagne (Beaufort-en-Champagne and Nogent-l'Artauld)which John of Lancaster inherited when his mother died in 1302. They are not in Provence. Henry III was greatly annoyed that his wife got NO share of bountiful Provence (as was his brother-in-law King Louis IX on behalf of Marguerite. "Laying claim" is not the same as obtaining ;)

Kathryn Warner said...

Hi Aine, yes, the very obscure John of Lancaster received the lands in Champagne and they passed to his elder brother Henry on his death in 1317. John of Gaunt, as the husband of the Lancastrian heir Blanche, was still interested in a share of Provence as late as 1366, eighty years after Eleanor of Provence bequeathed her claim to the county to her Lancaster grandsons.