IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 717: The Collision of Legal Cultures in Late Medieval England

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 14.15-15.45

Organiser:Helen Lacey, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:W. Mark Ormrod, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 717-a'Mercy and Truth Preserve the King': Richard II's Use of the Royal Pardon
(Language: English)
Helen Lacey, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 717-b'A Maze of Flighty Fancies and Misapplied Logic': Some Thoughts on the Canon Law of Marriage and the Common Law in 13th-Century England
(Language: English)
Samantha J. Worby, Department of History, University College London
Index terms: Canon Law, Law
Paper 717-c'Standing by your Man?': Rebel Wives, Royal Courts, and Property Disputes in 14th-Century England
(Language: English)
James Bothwell, School of History, University of Leicester
Index terms: Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

This session aims to explore the fruitful areas where one legal culture, particularly that of England in the later Middle Ages, interacts with others. The first paper will examine the interaction between ideas of law and equity; the second the common law and canon law of marriage and the third the role of the law in relations between Edward III and the English peerage. Rather than viewing these thought systems as competing (or clashing), it hopes to examine the changes and accommodations when they meet, particularly on an intellectual level, whilst also making note of the practical implications.