People, Power and Identity in the Late Middle Ages
Essays in Memory of W. Mark Ormrod
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Mark Ormrod’s scholarship sets new standards of meticulous archival research into late medieval society. This collection of ground-breaking essays celebrates his wide-ranging influence over several generations of scholars. The eighteen articles in this collection focus on the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and are grouped thematically on governance and political resistance, culture, religion and identity. Close scrutiny of medieval records lies at the heart of the volume, allowing for exciting new insights into late medieval life and political culture. The essays demonstrate the interconnectedness of the localities and the Crown and of religious and political ideas, identities and practice. As such they follow the lead of Ormrod’s hugely important contributions to medieval studies in the last thirty years.
Table of Contents
Introduction Gwilym Dodd
W. Mark Ormrod: A Tribute Gwilym Dodd, Helen Lacey and Anthony Musson
1. The Revolt of the Famuli at Barton Upon Humber, Lincolnshire, in 1302 David Crook
2. Taking the Law Into Their Own Hands: Extra-Judicial Violence in North Nottinghamshire During the Civil War of 1321/2 Paul Dryburgh
3. On the Road and in the Market: Chaucer’s Mapping of 1381 Sylvia Federico
4. Richard II and His Sense of Place Michael Bennett
5. ‘I, Edmund’: A Microhistory of an Immigrant Churchwarden in Fifteenth-Century Colchester Bart Lambert
6. Breton Immigration in Late Medieval England Maryanne Kowaleski
7. The Bishop of Winchester, the Abbey of Titchfield and the ‘Pretended Chapel’ of Hook, 1375-1405 Chris Given-Wilson
8. Monks on the Move: the Businessmen-Religious of Late Medieval England Alison McHardy
9. The Realities of Political Marriage: Isabella of Aragon and Frederick III of Austria Richard Barber
10. Henry de Lacy and the Kingship of Edward II J. S. Hamilton
11. Faction, Prerogative and the Common Profit of the Realm in the Good Parliament Mark Arvanigian
12. ‘During Our Absence or Until Further Order’: Edmund of Langley, Duke of York, and the Custodianship of the Realm, October 1394 – May 1395 Doug Biggs
13. ‘Cherchant toute Egypte pour les bons homes’: Philippa de Vere (1367-1411) and Her Book Jocelyn Wogan-Browne
14. The Norman Rolls of Henry V Anne Curry
15. Some Afterthoughts on Edward II Seymour Phillips
16. ‘A Woman Given to Slippery Ways’? The Reputation of Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent David Green
17. John Talbot, John Fastolf and the Death of Chivalry Craig Taylor
A Bibliography of the Major Writings of W. Mark Ormrod
Gwilym Dodd is Associate Professor of History at the University of Nottingham.
Helen Lacey is Supernumerary Fellow in Medieval History at Mansfield College, University of Oxford.
Anthony Musson is Head of Research at Historic Royal Palaces.