Dr Euan C Roger

  • Position: Records Specialist
  • Specialism: Medieval, Tudor
  • euan.roger@nationalarchives.gov.uk

Euan Roger is a principal records specialist in the medieval team at The National Archives, specialising in the records of late medieval and early Tudor English government, the central law courts, and the secular clergy, with a particular interest in aspects of social, medical, political and material history.

His primary expertise is the history and heritage of St George’s College and Chapel, Windsor Castle, which formed the subject of the thesis for his PhD at Royal Holloway, University of London, supervised by Dr Clive Burgess. Euan’s recent research has focused on infectious disease in pre-modern England, and on the life-records of the poet Geoffrey Chaucer. He has recently published peer-reviewed articles on both subjects which presented evidence for the earliest quarantine measures used in England to control the spread of plague, and a new identification for Chaucer’s Canon in The Canterbury Tales, based on The National Archives’ collection of Chaucerian life-records.

Euan has also worked extensively on medieval hospitals and the history of pre-modern communities. His research to date has focused on St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and the hospital community in the 15th century. He is also interested in late medieval and early Tudor book culture (currently researching the library of Reformation Bishop of Ely, Nicholas West), medieval and Tudor London, the study of religious architecture and archaeology, and pre-modern material culture.

Select publications

Chris Day, Daniel Gosling, Neil Johnston and Euan Roger, A History of Treason (John Blake Publishing, November 2022)

Special Issue of The Chaucer Review, 57.4 (2022), guest edited by Euan Roger and Sebastian Sobecki:

Euan Roger, '“So Much National Magnificence and National History”: The Foundation, Structure, and Fall of Chertsey Abbey’, in Bringing the Holy Land Home: The Crusades, Chertsey Abbey, and the Reconstruction of a Medieval Masterpiece, ed. Amanda Luyster (Brepols, November 2022)

Euan Roger, ‘St Bartholomew’s Hospital to the Reformation’ in 900 Years of St Bartholomew the Great: The History, Art, and Architecture of London's Oldest Parish Church, ed. Charlotte Gauthier (Ad Ilissvm, November 2022)

Euan C. Roger, Chaucer’s Pars Secunda Canon: A New Identification in The Chaucer Review, 54 (2019), pp. 464-81

Euan C. Roger, “To be shut up”: New evidence for the development of quarantine regulations in early-Tudor England in 'Social History of Medicine, 33' (2020), pp 1077–1096 (first published April 2019)

Euan C. Roger, Blakberd’s Treasure: A Study in Fifteenth-Century Administration at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, in 'The Fifteenth Century XIII', ed. by Linda Clark (Woodbridge, 2014), pp. 81-108

Hannes Kleineke and Euan C. Roger, Baldwin Hyde, Clerk of the Parliaments in the Readeption Parliament of 1470-1 in Parliamentary History, 33 (2014), pp. 501-10