Clifford J. Rogers


Professor of History, United States Military Academy at West Point




Department of History


United States Military Academy at West Point


Clifford J. Rogers is a Professor of History at the United States Military Academy, West Point, where he teaches medieval history and the full chronological range of military history. His research specialty is medieval warfare, and he has written two books on the subject. The first, War Cruel and Sharp: English Strategy under Edward III, 1327-1360, was reviewed in History as “exhilarating…impressive and compulsively readable,” and won De Re Militari’s book award, the Verbruggen Prize. The second, Soldiers’ Lives through History: The Middle Ages, also received the Verbruggen Prize. Professor Rogers has also written many scholarly articles, including recipients of the Society for Military History’s Moncado Prize and the Royal Historical Society’s Alexander Prize. Some of these articles are reprinted in the collection Essays on Medieval Military History: Strategy, Military Revolutions and the Hundred Years War. He is also editor of The Wars of Edward III and The Military Revolution Debate, and of the forthcoming three-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology, as well as co-editor of Civilians in the Path of War and of The Journal of Medieval Military History. After receiving his BA in economics, history, and policy studies from Rice University, Dr. Rogers earned his PhD in military history from The Ohio State University. He has been a Fulbright fellow, an Olin postdoctoral fellow at Yale, and a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Swansea University in Wales. He is currently working on an edition and translation of a fourteenth-century French chronicle, the St. Omer Chronicle.