Sidney Painter

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Sidney Painter (September 23, 1902 – 1960) was an American medievalist at Johns Hopkins University.

Painter was born in New York City; after the Taft School he attended Yale University (AB 1925; PhD 1930).[1] He wrote many influential books. His doctoral thesis was later published as "William Marshal: Knight-Errant, Baron, and Regent of England", and was supervised by Professor Sydney K. Mitchell at Yale University.[2]


  • William Marshal: Knight-Errant, Baron, and Regent of England
  • A History of the Middle Ages: 284-1500. Later published as Western Europe in the Middle Ages 300-1475 co-authored by Brian Tierney.
  • French Chivalry: Chivalric Ideas and Practices in Mediaeval France
  • Feudalism and Liberty: Articles and Addresses
  • The Scourge of the Clergy: Peter of Dreux, Duke of Brittany
  • The Reign of King John
  • Mediaeval Society
  • The Rise of the Feudal Monarchies


  1. Who Was Who in America With World Notables (Marquis-Who's Who, 1960), p. 661.
  2. Painter, Sidney (1933). William Marshall: Knight-Errant, Baron and Regent of England. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins Press. pp. viii.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>