IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 1616: Petitions and Complaint in Later Medieval England, II

Thursday 15 July 2004, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Organiser:W. Mark Ormrod, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Sarah Rees Jones, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 1616-aGetting your Own Back: Petitioning in the Last Years of Edward II
(Language: English)
Simon J. Harris, Medieval Petitions Project, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Administration, Daily Life, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1616-bMaking the Case for Grace: Women Petitioners of the Later Medieval English Parliament
(Language: English)
Gwilym Dodd, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Administration, Gender Studies, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1616-cWords and Realities: Some Problems with the Language and Dating of Petitions, 1326-7
(Language: English)
Shelagh A. Sneddon, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Administration, Daily Life, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This, the second in a pair of sessions, will explore some of the wider issues about petitioning and complaint that provide the institutional and cultural context for the AHRB-funded project, ‘Medieval Petitions’, based at the University of York under the direction of Mark Ormrod. It will explore a range of power, gender and cultural relationships between petitioner and petitioned and assess some of the wider contexts and expressions of what has been called the late medieval ‘culture of complaint’.