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SUNY College at Old Westbury
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Early medieval England, law, administration, estate management, early medieval Europe
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About Me

I am currently working on a monograph on the reeve (gerefa) in early medieval England (under contract with Boydell & Brewer).

My research interests are: early medieval England (C9 – C11), diplomatic, law and administration, pre-Conquest English culture and prosopography, Northumbria in the eleventh century, pre-Conquest estate management, the church in pre-Conquest England, early medieval urban history, historiography, the horse in the ancient and medieval worlds and Anglo-Norman culture (particularly in the second half of the eleventh century).

Recent Publications

Shields-Más, Chelsea. “Royal Reeves, Royal Authority and the “Holy Society” in Archbishop Wulfstan’s Writings.” In Law, Literature, and Social Regulation in Early Medieval England. Edited by Anya Adair and Andrew Rabin, 198 – 221. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2023.

McMullen, A. Joseph and Chelsea Shields-Más. “Tamar, Widowhood, and the Old English Prose Translation of Genesis.” Anglia 138, Issue 4 (Nov. 2020): 586 – 617.


Shields-Más, Chelsea and Charlie Rozier. “The Northern Limits of Norman Power: Normans in Northumbria, c.1050–1150.” In Borders and the Norman World. Edited by Daniel Armstrong, Áron Kecskés, Leonie Hicks and Charlie C. Rozier. Woodbridge, The Boydell Press, 2023.

Book Review

Shields-Más, Chelsea. Review of Writing, Kingship and Power in Anglo-Saxon England, ed. Rory Naismith and David Woodman (Cambridge University Press, 2018). Speculum. Vol. 95, No. 1 (January 2020): 285 – 286.

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British Isles, England
Expertise by Chronology
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Diplomacy, Environment, Government, Law, Politics, Public History, Rural & Agrarian History, Women