IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1531: Seeking Justice at Westminster and Beyond, I: Management and Mercy at the Political Centre

Thursday 9 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:The National Archives
Organiser:Euan Roger, The National Archives, Kew
Moderator/Chair:Euan Roger, The National Archives, Kew
Paper 1531-aWomen's Petitions to Parliament in Later Medieval England
(Language: English)
Jiaxin Huang, Department of History Fudan University Shanghai
Index terms: Gender Studies, Historiography - Medieval, Women's Studies
Paper 1531-bI Beg Your Pardon?: Parliament and Royal Grants of Pardons in the Reign of Edward IV
(Language: English)
Hannes Kleineke, History of Parliament Trust, London
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Law, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1531-cCentre and Periphery in Late Medieval England: Westminster and the Marches
(Language: English)
Edward Powell, Independent Scholar, Cambridge
Index terms: Administration, Law
Abstract

This session explores the role of Westminster as the home of royal justice in late medieval England, and connections between this centre and the periphery. It examines the relationship between the institutions of government, the Crown, Parliament, and the law courts, and the ways in which their interactions controlled access to – and experiences of – justice. It includes discussions around the uniqueness (or otherwise) of female petitions to the crown and Parliament, the role of Parliament in the granting of royal parliaments in the 15th century, and the relationship between the centre and the periphery of the Marches.