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David Carpenter (born 1947) is an eminent English historian and writer, currently Professor of Medieval History at King's College London

He is the son of Rev. E.F. Carpenter, renowned ecclesiastical historian and Dean of Westminster Abbey between 1974-1986, and Lillian Carpenter. David Carpenter attended Westminster School along with David Piachaud, Professor of Social Policy at the LSE, and Christ Church, Oxford. He has written widely on English social, economic, architectural, military and political history in the thirteenth century; many of his essays on this subject being brought together in a volume of his collected papers The Reign of Henry III (Hambledon, 1996). He is a particular exponent of the ‘thickened political narrative’, which he deployed in The Minority of King Henry III (Methuen, 1990), which traced the complex political history of the years 1216-1227 out of which a new monarchy, limited by the Magna Carta, emerged. His most recent book, The Struggle for Mastery in Britain 1066-1284 (Penguin, 2004), weaves together the histories of England, Scotland and Wales in a strikingly new way, arguing that the rulers of all three, in their different fashions, were competing for mastery in Britain. Since 2005, he has directed a major AHRC-funded project on the Fine Rolls of Henry III. And, he is currently a Co-Investigator of the AHRC-funded project 'The Paradox of Medieval Scotland, 1093-1286'.

Carpenter is a proponent of the theory that feudalism was fundamentally important to everyday English society and politics after 1166. He has provided a new description on how the Tower of London and Westminster Abbey fit into the History of England.

Carpenter lives in London with his wife and two children.

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Total Books: 42
Magna Carta
2015 - Magna Carta (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780241953372
ISBN-10: 0241953375
Genre: Law
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Cherry's Model Engines
2015 - Cherry's Model Engines (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780719814211
ISBN-10: 0719814219
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Engineering & Transportation
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The Full Armor of God In Action
2011 - The Full Armor of God in Action (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781466346994
ISBN-10: 146634699X
Genres: Reference, Christian Books & Bibles
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A Hunter's Confession
2011 - A Hunter's Confession (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781553658252
ISBN-10: 1553658256
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Outdoors & Nature
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Welcome to Canada
2009 - Welcome to Canada (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780889843202
ISBN-10: 0889843201
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Calendar of the Fine Rolls of Henry III  III 1235-1242
2009 - Calendar of the Fine Rolls of Henry III III 1235-1242 [1216-1248] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781843834885
ISBN-10: 184383488X
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Niceman Cometh
2008 - Niceman Cometh (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780889843073
ISBN-10: 0889843074
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Calendar of the Fine Rolls of the Reign of Henry III  II 1224-1234
2008 - Calendar of the Fine Rolls of the Reign of Henry III II 1224-1234 [1216-1248] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781843833581
ISBN-10: 1843833581
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Calendar of the Fine Rolls of the Reign of Henry III  I 1216-1224
2007 - Calendar of the Fine Rolls of the Reign of Henry III I 1216-1224 [1216-1248] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781843833376
ISBN-10: 1843833379
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Transformed When an Ordinary Man has a Supernatural Encounter with an Extraordinary Spirit life is
Luck
2005 - Luck [Great Plains Fiction] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781894283625
ISBN-10: 1894283627
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Saskatchewan Uncommon Views
2005 - Saskatchewan Uncommon VIews (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780888644541
ISBN-10: 088864454X
Genres: Arts & Photography, History, Travel
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16 Keys to a Wild and Exciting Sex Life  A Couple's Guide for Couples
Hopkinstown 1911 A Welsh Railway Disaster
2005 - Hopkinstown 1911 a Welsh Railway Disaster (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780752432502
ISBN-10: 0752432508
Genre: History
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The Struggle for Mastery The Penguin History of Britain 1066-1284
2005 - The Struggle for Mastery the Penguin History of Britain 1066-1284 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140148244
ISBN-10: 0140148248
Genre: History
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Mid-Rhondda from Penygraig to Llwynypia
2004 - Mid-rhondda From Penygraig to Llwynypia (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780752432106
ISBN-10: 0752432109
Genre: History
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The Struggle for Mastery Britain 1066-1284
2003 - The Struggle for Mastery Britain 1066-1284 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780195220001
ISBN-10: 0195220005
Genre: History
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Trout Stream Creed
2003 - Trout Stream Creed (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781550502664
ISBN-10: 1550502662
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Penguin History of Britain The Struggle for Mastery
2003 - The Penguin History of Britain the Struggle for Mastery [Allen Lane History] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780713990652
ISBN-10: 0713990651
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Electrician's Technical Reference Motor Controls
Electrician's Technical Reference Motors
1998 - Electrician's Technical Reference Motors [Electricians Technical Reference] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780827385139
ISBN-10: 0827385137
Genres: Business & Money, Crafts, Hobbies & Home
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1987 - The Battles of Lewes and Evesham 1264-65 [British Battlefield] (Hardcover)
1985 - Jokes for Apocalypse [McClelland and Stewart signature series] (Paperback)
1985 - Jewels (Paperback)
Mental Health and Mental Handicap [Nursing Times Open Learning Texts] (Paperback)