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IMC 2023: Sessions

Session 1241: Medieval Towns and Cities, I: Places to Live (and Die)

Wednesday 5 July 2023, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Institute for Medieval Research, University of Nottingham
Organiser:Pam Powell, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Moderator/Chair:Richard M. Goddard, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Paper 1241-aMurder in Memoranda: The Tragedy of Thomas Arden in Faversham's Wardmote Book
(Language: English)
Esther Liberman Cuenca, Department of History, Fordham University, New York
Index terms: Administration, Law, Social History
Paper 1241-bNewcomers as Neighbours: Interacting with Immigrants in a Late Medieval Town
(Language: English)
Susan Maddock, School of History University of East Anglia
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Urban, Social History
Paper 1241-cTrading Networks: Evidence from the Customs Records of the Port of Chester, 1404-1405
(Language: English)
Pam Powell, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Index terms: Administration, Economics - Trade, Social History

This panel will look at lived experiences in a medieval town: the experiences of immigrants in Lynn, especially their relationships with their competitors in trade and the borough's mercantile elite; the longstanding impact of the murder of a Faversham mayor, Thomas Arden, initially documented in the town's custumal but later both creating a legal precedent and inspiring a play; and the relationships, both commercial and social, between merchants using the port of Chester, based on evidence from surviving customs and related records.