IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1616: The Medieval Law Courts, II: Law in the Localities

Thursday 5 July 2018, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn
Organiser:Daniel F. Gosling, Department of Archives, The Honourable Society of Gray's Inn, London
Moderator/Chair:Zosia Edwards, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Paper 1616-aCrisis, Corruption, and the Commissions of Oyer and Terminer in Early 14th-Century England
(Language: English)
Jack Newman, Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies (MEMS), University of Kent
Index terms: Law, Local History
Paper 1616-bCourt Leets and Jurisdictional Conflict in Late Medieval England
(Language: English)
Alex Gibbs, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Law, Local History

The second session of the Medieval Courts strand examines the common law courts held away from London. The first paper examines the commissions of Oyer and Terminer, one manner in which the king’s justice was applied away from the capital, in the early 14th century. The second paper focuses on the late medieval manorial courts in England, and the jurisdictional disputes that could arise from competing courts.