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  • Dr Amanda Beam

Dr Amanda Beam

Dr Amanda Beam, Research Assistant (University of Glasgow)

Amanda is the author of The Balliol Dynasty, 1210-1364 (Edinburgh, 2008), which was the subject of her Ph.D. thesis (University of Stirling, 2005), as well as several articles on England and Scotland in the 13th and 14th centuries. She is currently investigating the political role of the Umfraville family between 1100 and 1437 and their relationship with religious houses.

Her research interests include: political aspects of Scottish and English history from the 12th to 14th centuries; Crown-Magnate relations; Anglo-Scottish-Franco relations; Hundred Years War; Kinship, lordship and patronage; chivalry and warfare; Medieval kingship. She has previously taught at Stirling University and the Open University through Dundee University, and was involved in the Royal Historical Society's Online Bibliography project.

As part of the PoMS team, she has been responsible for data-entry, the calendaring of ecclesiastical and papal charters to 1286 and for episcopal charters between 1250 and 1286, and for a majority of the biographies for those people mentioned in the charters.