Robert Bartlett is Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Mediaeval History at the University of St Andrews in Scotland and a Fellow of the British Academy. He received his university education at Cambridge, Oxford and Princeton, taught earlier at the universities of Edinburgh and Chicago and has held fellowships in America, Germany and Israel. His books include The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization and Cultural Change 950-1350, which won the Wolfson Literary Prize for History and has been translated into German, Estonian, Polish, Japanese, Spanish, Russian and Hebrew; England under the Norman and Angevin Kings 1075-1225; The Medieval World Complete, an illustrated introduction to the Middle Ages; and, most recently, Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things?: Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation (Princeton University Press, 2013). He has written and presented three television series for the BBC, “Inside the Medieval Mind” (2008), “The Normans” (2010), and “The Plantagenets” (2014).