IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 109: Documenting Urban Life in Late Medieval England

Monday 12 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Organiser:Helen Mary Carrel, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Sarah Rees Jones, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 109-aThe Minster: The Offertory Box of York?
(Language: English)
Rebecca Oakes, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Economics - Urban, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 109-bBoating Kings and Anxious Mayors: Town and Crown in Late Medieval London
(Language: English)
Helen Mary Carrel, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Law, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 109-cThe Decline of a Craft: Evidence from the Court Minutes of the Armourers' Company of London, 1536-1541
(Language: English)
Jayne A. E. Rimmer, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Social History
Abstract

This session will consider the political, social and economic roles of urban records in the 15th and 16th centuries. In particular, it will focus upon how fiscal and legal documents impacted upon the Crown, Church and guilds. London’s role in national politics will be considered, reflecting a widespread interest in the current historiography. A comparison with York will provide an additional dimension to the discussion, giving further insights into the governance of late medieval English cities.