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Ian Stone, historian | ABOUT_“London fascinates me…”
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Picking up the History Essay prize
from the Lord Mayor at the Guildhall


I am a historian who specialises in medieval history and the history of London. I teach courses in history at IES Abroad London, the University Studies Abroad Consortium and Richmond, the American International University in London. I also teach courses in Latin language and literature at Morley College London.

I am currently working on two books. The first is a history of the Worshipful Company of Masons, one of the ancient livery companies of the City of London. Individual masons and the Company have played an important role in London’s history from medieval times to the present day. My book will be an academically rigorous yet accessible complete history of the Company and the craft of stonemasonry. For my second book, published by the Oxford Medieval Texts series, I am preparing a new edition of the medieval manuscript commonly called the Liber de Antiquis Legibus. This manuscript was compiled by the thirteenth-century London alderman Arnold fitz Thedmar. My edition will contain, for the first time, the Latin and French text of the manuscript alongside an English translation, together with a detailed introduction to the work and to the man who produced it.

I am a Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London. Previously, I held a Junior Research Fellowship at the Institute of Historical Research in London. I have published several papers in peer-reviewed academic journals; written entries for The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography and The Encyclopaedia of the Medieval Chronicle; and contributed many other articles to non-academic titles.