Berry Wilson

Berry Wilson


I studied initially at the University of Sheffield where I completed a Dual Honours Degree in English Language and Linguistics. I was awarded a Petrie Watson Exhibitionship which allowed me to study Italian at the Università degli Studi di Macerata. Following my undergraduate study I undertook a postgraduate diploma in Export Marketing at Buckinghamshire College of Higher Education, now the University of Buckingham, after which I followed a career in business. When I was made redundant in 2009 I decided to take the opportunity to continue my studies and joined the MA in Humanities by Research at the University of Derby.


Biographies of Eadgifu the Fair (aka Edith Swanneck) and Beorhtgifu “of Corby Glen” in Anglo-Saxon Women: A Florilegium ed. by Emily Butler, Irene Dumitrescu, and Hilary E. Fox.

Conference Papers

Edith Forne and the Myth of the Fallen Foundress, Postgraduate Monasticism Conference, Leeds, 2014; Ediva Of Godstow in Context, Medieval Prosopography, IMC 2015; Beorhtgifu and Remigius: What’s the Link? Haskins Society/Battle Conference for Anglo-Norman Studies, IMC 2016.


Research interests

Late Anglo-Saxon England, Old English, Domesday Book, Prosopography, Women’s History, Family History, and Local History.