Jim Sharpe
Professor Emeritus of History, University of York

Jim Sharpe is professor emeritus of early modern history at the University of York. He is the author of Dick Turpin: The Myth of the English Highwayman (2004).

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Spoiling for a fight

Short of a battlefield, the most violent place in medieval England was Oxford. Why did Brits stop beating each other up?

Jim Sharpe