Nicholas P. Brooks is an Emeritus Professor of the University of Birmingham, having been Professor of Medieval History there from 1985 to 2004 and also Dean of the Faculty of Arts (1992-5). He is the author of numerous books and articles on Anglo-Saxon political, ecclesiastical and military history, and is in particular an expert on the Archbishops and Cathedral community at Christ Church Canterbury in the pre-Conquest period. He was General Editor of Leicester University Press's 'Studies in the Early History of Britain' from 1978 to 1999 and of Ashgate Publishers' 'Studies in Early Medieval Britain' from 1999 to 2007. He has been since 1995 the Chairman of the joint Research Project of the British Academy and the Royal Historical Society on 'Anglo-Saxon Charters.'
Susan Kelly is an independent scholar and expert on Anglo-Saxon Charters.