IMC 2012: Sessions

Session 126: Looking Downwards in 14th-Century England

Monday 9 July 2012, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Society for 14th-Century Studies
Organiser:James Bothwell, School of History, University of Leicester
Moderator/Chair:W. Mark Ormrod, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Paper 126-aConcepts of 'Subjecthood' in 14th-Century England
(Language: English)
Helen Lacey, Mansfield College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 126-bThe Personnel and Nature of Oyer and Terminer Commissions in Sussex, Cambridgeshire, and Yorkshire, 1272-1341
(Language: English)
Andrew M. Spencer, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Administration, Law
Paper 126-cThe Unseen Manor: Tracing Seigneurial Attitudes to Local Landscape
(Language: English)
Susan Kilby, Centre for English Local History, University of Leicester
Index terms: Geography and Settlement Studies, Mentalities
Abstract

This set of papers looks at both the exercise of subjugation and how the subjugated saw themselves in later medieval England. Starting with how royal subjects defined themselves in petitions and court cases, the panel then looks at the exercise of power over populace and landscape. Examining the use of royal power in the localities through oyer and terminer commissions, and seignuerial approaches to local landscape in charters, surveys, and extents, these papers will analyse the mechanisms of power, and the psychology of both empowered and subjugated, in later medieval England.