IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1131: Town Courts and Urban Society in Late Medieval England

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:University of Nottingham
Organiser:Richard M. Goddard, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Christopher King, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester
Paper 1131-aCounting Heads: Leet Court Records as Indicators of Population Changes in a Late Medieval Town
(Language: English)
Susan Maddock, School of History University of East Anglia
Index terms: Demography, Social History
Paper 1131-bPrice Setting and Market Manipulation in 15th and Early 16th-Century Coventry
(Language: English)
Richard M. Goddard, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Economics - Trade, Economics - Urban
Paper 1131-cHolding All the Courts: Obtaining Justice under Monastic Lords
(Language: English)
Joe Chick, Department of History, University of Warwick
Index terms: Daily Life, Monasticism, Social History
Abstract

Following publication of Richard Goddard and Teresa Phipps (eds), Town Courts and Urban Society in Late Medieval England (Woodbridge, 2019), this session brings together researchers who work on various aspects of later medieval urban society. The papers are linked by the contributors’ examination of the documentation produced by towns – especially court rolls – and seeks to pose questions about what these documents tell us about urban society and about power relations in these towns. This includes papers on urban populations, on how towns sought to administer local commerce, and on relations between urban lords and their tenants.