IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 110: Supplicatory Cultures, I: Petitions and Legal Strategy in Medieval Britain

Monday 6 July 2015, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Matthew Phillips, School of History, University of Leicester
Thomas William Smith, Abteilung für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Moderator/Chair:Thomas William Smith, Abteilung für Griechische und Lateinische Philologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Paper 110-aThe Origins of the Earliest Vernacular Petitions to the English Royal Administration
(Language: English)
Helen K. S. Killick, International Capital Market Association (ICMA) Centre, University of Reading
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Law, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 110-bA Tale of Two Abbots: How the Abbots of Arbroath and Jedburgh Petitioned for the Recovery of their English Churches in 1328
(Language: English)
Shelagh A. Sneddon, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 110-cSupplications and Litigation Strategies
(Language: English)
Anthony Musson, Centre for Legal History Research, University of Exeter
Index terms: Administration, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Abstract

These sessions seek to explore the ideas, customs, and behaviour of petitioners and administrators at ecclesiastical and royal courts in the submission and receipt of supplications for legal redress. They will assess the effectiveness of the legal strategies pursued by supplicants, as well as the administrative systems in place for the provision of justice and grace in response to these petitions.