Baylor University
Department of History
College of Arts and Sciences

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Jeffrey Hamilton

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Jeffrey Hamilton
Professor and Chair of History

Office: Tidwell 214 (hours)
Phone: (254) 710-6301


  • B.A., Tufts University, 1977
  • M.A., Emory University, 1980
  • Ph.D., Emory University, 1982

Research Interests

My research focuses primarily on the political history of 13th- and 14th-century England. I recently published The Plantagenets: History of a Dynasty (London and New York: Continuum, 2010), and an article on the household knights of Edward II. I continue to serve on the editorial board of Fourteenth Century England. My longer term research goal continues to be a political biography of Henry de Lacy, earl of Lincoln (d. 1311).

Selected Publications

  • "A Reassessment of the Loyalty of the Household Knights of Edward II,"Fourteenth Century England 7, (2012), pp. 47-72.
  • The Plantagenets: History of a Dynasty (London and New York; Continuum, 2010).
  • "King Edward II of England and the Templars," in The Debate on the Trial of the Templars, (1307-1314), ed. J. Burgtorf, P. F. Crawford, and H. J. Nicholson (Abingdon: Ashgate, 2010), pp. 215-24.
  • "The Uncertain Death of Edward II?" History Compass 6 (2008), pp. 1264-78.
  • "The Character of Edward II: The Letters of Edward of Caernarfon Reconsidered," in The Reign of Edward II, ed. G. Dodd and A. Musson, (Woodbridge: Boydell, 2006), pp. 1-26.
  • Witness Lists to the Royal Charter Rolls of Edward II 1307-1326, ed. J. S. Hamilton, (Kew: List and Index Society, Public Record Office, vol. 288, 2001).
  • "Menage a Roi: Edward II, and Piers Gaveston," History Today 49:6 (1999) pp. 26-31.
  • Another Daughter for Piers Gaveston?" Medieval Prosopography 19 (1998), pp. 177-86.
  • "Piers Gaveston and the Royal Treasure," Albion 23 (1991), pp. 201-7.
  • Documenting the Past: Essays in Medieval History Presented to George Peddy Cuttino, ed. J. S. Hamilton and P. J. Bradley. (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 1989).
  • Piers Gaveston, Earl of Cornwall, 1307-1312: Politics and Patronage in the Reign of Edward II, (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 1988).

Courses Taught

  • HIS 1305, World History to 1500
  • HIS 4326, Early Medieval Europe
  • HIS 4327, Europe in the High Middle Ages
  • HIS 4328, Medieval Britain