Robert Wilde

  • Historian
  • Freelance writer for over 15 years


Robert Wilde, M.A., is a former writer for ThoughtCo, creating content for over 15 years. He is a historian interested in many periods; his professional specialty is early medieval Europe.


Robert has a B.A. in History and an M.A. in the interdisciplinary medieval studies from Sheffield University. His first dissertation was on portents and miracles in the work of Gregory of Tours, while his second was on the 13th century benefactors and purchases of Beaulieu Abbey.

Robert Wilde



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