IMC 2008: Sessions

Session 1010: Domestic Social Relations in Late Medieval England

Wednesday 9 July 2008, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Erik Spindler, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Moderator/Chair:Wendy R. Childs, Institute for Medieval Studies / School of History, University of Leeds
Paper 1010-aMasters and Apprentices in Late Medieval London
(Language: English)
Erik Spindler, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Daily Life, Social History
Paper 1010-bParents and Children in 15th-Century English Hagiography
(Language: English)
Elizabeth Russell, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Language and Literature - Latin, Sermons and Preaching, Social History

The session approaches one distinct topic – how people in late medieval England related to those they lived with and how they thought about these relations – from three different angles, using three different sets of sources. Paper-a uses court records to analyse social relations in London’s apprenticeship system, focusing on the experience of becoming Londoner. Paper-b draws on hagiography to assess family relations, investigating how parent-child stories were used by contemporaries and what they tell historians about medieval childhood.