Dr Colin Veach is a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Hull. He was elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 2013, and is an Honorary Research Associate at the Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin (where he was awarded his doctorate in 2010).
His first book, 'Lordship in Four Realms: The Lacy Family, 1166-1241' (Manchester University Press, 2014), utilises the lens of lordship to analyse how an aristocratic family adapted to the different socio-political and cultural settings of four different realms: England, Ireland, Wales and Normandy. By focusing on one family, this study is able to take them on their own terms and cut across traditional historiographical subdivisions.
Dr Veach is currently working on his next book, provisionally entitled 'Lordship and Empire: English Rule in Thirteenth-Century Ireland'.