Prof. Mark Bailey

Mark is currently teaching The Catastrophic Fourteenth Century at the University of East Anglia in the UK, where he's Professor of Late Medieval History. Oh, and he's the only Garden Fellow who's played in the Rugby World Cup.

About Mark Bailey

We don't know for sure, but we think it's a pretty safe bet to say that Mark Bailey is the only Garden Fellow who has represented his country in the Rugby World Cup. But that's only one of the reasons we think he's great.

Mark is an expert in the medieval history of Britain, who's studied a huge range of issues in this fascinating phase of history, including female migration, climate change, towns and agriculture. And in 2019, Mark delivered the James Ford Lectures in British History at the University of Oxford, on the topic of the Black Death.

Mark is now Professor of Late Medieval History at the University of East Anglia in the UK, where he's teaching his undergraduate class about the Catastrophic Fourteenth Century. That's one class we'd love to take.

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