Charles Patrick Wormald (1947 – 2004)

Patrick Wormald was a British historian born in Neston, son of historian Brian Wormald. He carried out research and lectured at a number of Oxford colleges and the British Academy, and was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London.

Wormald taught early medieval history at the University of Glasgow from 1974 to 1988, where his lectures were very popular with the students.

His greatest work, which took many years to produce, was The Making of English Law, the first volume of which was published in 1999. Volume II was unfinished at the time of his death.

Old Neston