IMC 2004: Sessions

Session 815: Living on the Edge: Outsiders in 13th-Century England

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 16.30-18.00

Sponsor:School of History, University of Reading
Organiser:Louise J. Wilkinson, Department of History & American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Moderator/Chair:Seán Duffy, Department of History, Trinity College Dublin
Paper 815-aCriminal Women in 13th-Century Oxfordshire
(Language: English)
Polly Hanchett, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Gender Studies, Law, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 815-bIn Search of a Better Way of Life: Women, Work, and Mobility in 13th-Century Lincolnshire
(Language: English)
Louise J. Wilkinson, Department of History & American Studies, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Gender Studies, Social History, Women's Studies
Paper 815-cMarriage to an Alien: Countess Margery and John de Plessis
(Language: English)
Michael Ray, Department of History, King's College London
Index terms: Genealogy and Prosopography, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History, Women's Studies
Abstract

This session will examine the lives of men and women who were outsiders to the communities in which they lived in 13th-century England. Polly will explore female criminality in 13th-century Oxfordshire and ask whether it is possible to detect gender-orientated patterns of criminal behaviour and criminal partnership. Louise will examine the level and nature of female migration to Lincoln in the late 13th century, and evaluate the economic opportunities that existed for women migrants to towns. Michael will consider attitudes to foreigners from overseas by placing the marriage of John de Plessis, an alien of obscure origins, to the heiress of the earldom of Warwick, within its social, political, and cultural context.