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IMC 2009: Sessions

Session 1103: Law, Culture, and Society in 14th-Century England

Wednesday 15 July 2009, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Society for Fourteenth-Century Studies
Organiser:W. Mark Ormrod, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Moderator/Chair:Gwilym Dodd, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1103-aA Lawyer's Home is his Castle: Longthorpe Tower and the Thorpe Family
(Language: English)
Robert Kinsey, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Architecture - Secular, Art History - Decorative Arts, Law, Teaching the Middle Ages
Paper 1103-bThe Gentry, the Law, and Upward Mobility in Late Medieval Cheshire
(Language: English)
Deborah Youngs, Department of History, Swansea University
Index terms: Law, Local History, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1103-cThe Distaff Side of the Legal Profession: Female Influences on the Reputation of Medieval Lawyers
(Language: English)
Anthony Musson, School of Law, University of Exeter
Index terms: Administration, Gender Studies, Law, Social History

The session showcases innovative work currently being undertaken in the socio-legal history of later medieval England. Drawing on a wide range of judicial records, literary texts, and surviving architecture and art, it focuses particularly on the professional, cultural, and social identities of the legal profession.