IMC 2005: Sessions

Session 1013: Retirement Plans for the Aged and Criminals

Wednesday 13 July 2005, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Texas Medieval Association
Organiser:Sally N. Vaughn, Department of History, University of Houston, Texas
Moderator/Chair:Michael H. Gelting, Centre for Scandinavian Studies King's College University of Aberdeen 24 High Street OLD ABERDEEN AB24 3EB
Paper 1013-aFledføring: Elder Care and Securing the Interests of Heirs in Danish Medieval Laws
(Language: English)
Helle Vogt, Center for Retskulturelle Studier, Det Juridiske Fakultet, Københavns Universitet
Index terms: Law, Social History
Paper 1013-bEnforced Retirement: Reconstructing Communities of Sanctuary Men
(Language: English)
Jan C. Crenshaw, Lehr Library, San Jacinto College, Texas
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Social History
Paper 1013-cCare for Old Age: English Retirement in 13th-Century England
(Language: English)
Patricia Orr, Houston Baptist University, Texas
Index terms: Charters and Diplomatics, Law, Social History

This session will describe two different kinds of “retirement communities” in England. The first will examine court and legal documents to examine the different retirement plans extant in 13th century England. The second will reconstruct the types of communities growing around Abbeys that offered sanctuary to criminals, to which such sanctuary-men brought their families and took on duties to the Abbey and community. It will strive to describe the consequent lifestyle and circumstances within such communities.