Barbara English

Professor Emeritus Barbara English, MBE, FSA, FRHistS, has lived in Beverley for more than 50 years, and has been increasingly drawn to research the town’s amazing history. She was brought up in York, and has an MA and PhD from St Andrews University.  For some years after graduating she worked as an archivist in the West Riding, including years at Harewood House, and then joined an Edinburgh publishing company, Nelsons, to assist in the editing of their medieval texts’ series (now edited at Oxford University Press).  Later she worked for the Open University in Hull, and in the history department at the University of Hull. On retirement she worked at Princeton University for two years as a research fellow.  She is a member of many local societies, including the Friends of Beverley Minster and the Friends of St Mary’s, and Beverley Civic Society; she is also an Honorary Freewoman of Beverley. 

She is regularly consulted on matters of medieval and early modern history, particularly with reference to the East Riding and Beverley.