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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 750: 14th-Century England, III: Beyond Borders - The Boundaries of the State, the Army, and the Economy in 14th-Century England

Tuesday 7 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Society for 14th-Century Studies
Organiser:Gwilym Dodd, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:James Bothwell, School of History, University of Leicester
Paper 750-aPassports, Please!: Patrolling England's Borders in the 14th Century
(Language: English)
W. Mark Ormrod, Centre for Medieval Studies, University of York
Index terms: Administration, Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 750-bAlien Soldiers in the English Army: The Boundaries of Loyalty
(Language: English)
Milan Pajic, Vakgroep Geschiedenis, Universiteit Gent / Université de Strasbourg
Index terms: Daily Life, Demography, Military History
Paper 750-cCraftspeople without Borders: The Black Death, the Consumer Society, and the Immigration of Skilled Artisans in Later Medieval England
(Language: English)
Bart Lambert, Department of History, University of York
Index terms: Economics - Urban, Social History

This session will consider the existence and role of the borders around England in the 14th century, with each paper examining different aspects of this general theme: the state's provision of policing for its borders; the role of foreigners resident in the realm, including craftspeople, in English armies; and the contribution of alien immigrants to the burgeoning market for both staple and luxury goods during the consumer boom after the Black Death. Taken together, the three papers represent a significant re-fashioning of conventional ideas about England as isolated or self-contained in the later Middle Ages.