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Name Professor Brendan Smith
Job title Professor of Medieval History
Department Department of History (Historical Studies) University of Bristol
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work+44 (0)117 331 8092
Qualifications MA, PhD(Dub)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London
Keywords medieval Ireland
frontier societies
colonial history
Anglo-Irish relations
religion and politics
Areas of expertise I research and write about English intervention in medieval Ireland, which began in 1170. I am interested in the colonial society which developed in Ireland in the centuries after the English arrived, the relationship between natives and newcomers, and that between colonists and the home country. I place the Irish experience in a 'British Isles' context which involved comparison with the experience of the Scots and Welsh, who also felt the force of English expansionism in the Middle Ages.