IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 1028: 14th-Century Studies, I: Crime, Punishment, and Pardoning

Wednesday 3 July 2013, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Society for 14th-Century Studies
Organiser:Gwilym Dodd, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Gwilym Dodd, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1028-aGentry Violence in 14th-Century England
(Language: English)
Rhian McLaughlin, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Administration, Law, Local History
Paper 1028-bThe Beaumes Manor Murders: The Use of Military Pardons in the Mid-14th Century
(Language: English)
Nicholas Adam Gribit, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Law, Military History
Paper 1028-cThe Trial of a Judge of Gascony before John of Gaunt, 1389
(Language: English)
Guilhem Pépin, School of Humanities, University of Southampton / Institut Ausonius (UMR 5607), Université Michel de Montaigne Bordeaux 3
Index terms: Law, Politics and Diplomacy

This session explores aspects of crime and law in the 14th century. The first paper explores what motivated the greater gentry to engage in violence during the 14th century. The discussion case studies Hampshire, Nottinghamshire and Cumberland. The second paper explores the Crown’s use of the royal pardon in military recruitment and the organisation of war for the English expedition to Aquitaine in 1345. The third paper discusses a recently discovered document giving the minutes of the trial of Guilhem Boneu, a former judge of Gascony and clerk of the powerful community of Bordeaux, before John of Gaunt in 1389. The document offers an insight into the administration of justice and the political life in Bordeaux in the 1370s and 1380s