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  1. Section 1: Seminar topics 0 items
  2. Week 1: Ideas of Society 7 items
    1. Recommended Reading 7 items
      1. Class conflict and the crisis of feudalism: essays in medieval social history - R. H. Hilton 1985

        Book  See especially the chapter 'Ideology and the Social Order in Late Medieval England'

      2. A Social History of England, 1200–1500 2006

        Book  Also available in hard copy in the library. See in particular the Introduction by S.H. Rigby and the chapter by Peter Coss.

      3. The fourteenth and fifteenth centuries - Ralph A. Griffiths 2003

        Book  See especially the chapter by Philip Morgan.

      4. Peasants and lords in the medieval English economy: essays in honour of Bruce M.S. Campbell - B. M. S. Campbell 2015

        Book  The chapter by John Hatcher, 'Lordship and Villeinage before the Black Death: From Karl Marx to the Marxists and Back Again'

  3. Week 2: Kings and Queens 10 items
    1. Recommended Reading 10 items
      1. Westminster Abbey and the Plantagenets: kingship and the representation of power, 1200 - 1400 - Paul Binski, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art 1995

        Book 

      2. The Oxford illustrated history of the British monarchy - John Cannon, Ralph A. Griffiths 1988

        Book 

      3. The regal image of Richard II and the Wilton Diptych - Dillian Gordon, Lisa Monnas, Caroline Elam 1997

        Book 

      4. Edward II - J. R. S. Phillips 2010

        Book 

      5. Edward III - W. M. Ormrod 2012

        Book  Also available in hard-copy in the library.

      6. Richard II - Nigel Saul c1997

        Book 

      7. Richard II and the English royal treasure - Jenny Stratford 2012

        Book 

      8. English historical documents - A. R. Myers, David C. Douglas 1969

        Book  pp. 403-5, 1157-8, 1160-1

  4. Week 3: The Poor 8 items
    1. Recommended Reading 8 items
      1. Piers Plowman: a new translation of the B-text - William Langland, A. V. C. Schmidt 1992

        Book  Especially the Prologue and Passus VI and Passus XIV

      2. Food and eating in medieval Europe - Martha Carlin, Joel T. Rosenthal c1998

        Book  Especially the chapters by Carlin and Dyer.

      3. Living and dying in England, 1100-1540: the monastic experience - Barbara F. Harvey 1993

        Book  Especially chapter 1 'Charity'.

      4. Piers Plowman and the poor - Anne M. Scott 2003

        Book 

      5. The parish in late medieval England: proceedings of the 2002 Harlaxton Symposium - Clive Burgess, Eamon Duffy, Harlaxton Symposium 2006

        Book  Especially the chapter by Horden.

  5. Week 4: Bishops and Abbots 11 items
    1. Recommended Reading 11 items
      1. Church and society in late medieval England - R. N. Swanson 1989

        Book 

      2. Medieval bishops' houses in England and Wales - M. W. Thompson 1998

        Book 

      3. English historical documents - A. R. Myers, David C. Douglas 1969

        Book  pp. 785, 1146-50.

      4. Monasteries and society in the British Isles in the later Middle Ages - Janet E. Burton, Karen Stöber 2008

        Book 

      5. Patrons and professionals in the Middle Ages: proceedings of the 2010 Harlaxton Symposium - Paul Binski, Elizabeth Anne New, Harlaxton Symposium 2012

        Book  The chapter by David Lepine, '"Begun by Me": the Artistic Patronage of the Late Medieval Higher Clergy'.

      6. The culture of food in England, 1200-1500 - C. M. Woolgar 2016

        Book  Especially Chapters 8 and 9

      7. Monasticism in late medieval England, c.1300-1535 - Martin Heale c2009

        Book  Read the excellent introduction

  6. Week 5: Merchants and Bugesses 12 items
    1. Recommended Reading 12 items
      1. Late Medieval Ipswich: trade and industry - Nicholas R. Amor 2011

        Book 

      2. Heraldry, pageantry and social display in medieval England - Peter R. Coss, Maurice Keen 2002

        Book  Especially the chapter by Caroline Barron

      3. Popular protest in late medieval English towns - Samuel Kline Cohn, Douglas Aiton 2013

        Book 

      4. The culture of food in England, 1200-1500 - C. M. Woolgar 2016

        Book  Chapter 7: 'Civic Food Culture and the Guilds'.

  7. Week 7: Greater and Lesser Lords 11 items
    1. Recommended Reading 11 items
      1. A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages - Rigby, S. H. 2003

        Book  In particular the chapter by Christine Carpenter 'England: the Nobility and the Gentry'

      2. The knight in medieval England, 1000-1400 - Peter R. Coss 1993

        Book  Especially from Chapter 4 onwards

      3. Gentry culture in late-medieval England - Raluca Radulescu, Alison Truelove 2005

        Book 

      4. Peasants and lords in the medieval English economy: essays in honour of Bruce M.S. Campbell - B. M. S. Campbell 2015

        Book  Especially the essay by Mark Bailey, ‘The Myth of the “Seigniorial Reaction” in England after the Black Death’

      5. The great household in late medieval England - C. M. Woolgar c1999

        Book 

  8. Week 8: The Peasantry 9 items
    1. Recommended Reading 9 items
      1. The Decline of Serfdom in Late Medieval England: From Bondage to Freedom - Mark Bailey, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 2014 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      2. Peasant and community in Medieval England, 1200-1500 - Phillipp R. Schofield 2003

        Book 

      3. Peasants and lords in the medieval English economy: essays in honour of Bruce M.S. Campbell - B. M. S. Campbell 2015

        Book  Especially the chapter by Stephen Rigby, ‘Justifying Inequality: Peasants in Medieval Ideology’

      4. The problem of labour in fourteenth-century England - James Bothwell, P. J. P. Goldberg, W. M. Ormrod, York Interdisciplinary Conference on the Fourteenth Century 2000

        Book  Especially the essays by Beattie, Dyer, Given-Wilson, Knight, and Pearsall.

      5. The political songs of England: from the reign of John to that of Edward II - Wright, Thomas

        Book  Look in particular at 'Song of the Husbandman' which begins at p. 149, and 'Song Against the King's Taxes' which begins at p. 182.

  9. Week 9: Priests, monks and nuns 11 items
    1. Recommended Reading 11 items
      1. The stripping of the altars: traditional religion in England, c.1400-c.1580 - Eamon Duffy c2005

        Book  Especially Chapters 1 and 2.

      2. The Black Death in England - W. M. Ormrod, Phillip Lindley 2003, c1996

        Book  In particular: Christopher Harper-Bill, ‘The English Church and English Religion after the Black Death’

      3. English Nuns and the Law in the Middle Ages: Cloistered Nuns and their Lawyers, 1293–1540 - Elizabeth Makowski, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      4. The church in the medieval town - Gervase Rosser, T. R. Slater c1998

        Book 

      5. The church in late medieval Norwich, 1370-1532 - Norman P. Tanner c1984

        Book 

      6. The parish in late medieval England: proceedings of the 2002 Harlaxton Symposium - Clive Burgess, Eamon Duffy, Harlaxton Symposium 2006

        Book  Especially the chapter by Swanson.

      7. Durham Priory 1400–1450 - R. B. Dobson, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 1973 (electronic resource)

        Book 

      8. The culture of medieval English monasticism - James G. Clark, MyiLibrary 2007 (electronic resource)

        Book  Especially the essay by David Bell on 'What Nuns Read'.

      9. Monasticism in late medieval England, c.1300-1535 - Martin Heale c2009

        Book  Read the excellent introduction.

  10. Week 10: Lay Professionals 8 items
    1. Recommended Reading 8 items
      1. English medieval industries: craftsmen, techniques, products - John Blair, Nigel Ramsay 1991

        Book 

      2. Ireland and the English world in the late Middle Ages: essays in honour of Robin Frame - Brendan Smith, Robin Frame, dawsonera 2009 (electronic resource)

        Book  The chapter by Paul Brand on John of Fresingfield.

      3. The evolution of English justice: law, politics and society in the fourteenth century - Anthony Musson, W. M. Ormrod 1999

        Book 

      4. Patrons and professionals in the Middle Ages: proceedings of the 2010 Harlaxton Symposium - Paul Binski, Elizabeth Anne New, Harlaxton Symposium 2012

        Book  Especially the chapters by Brand, Luxford and Saul.

      5. The Fifteenth Century X: Parliament, Personalities and Power. Papers Presented to Linda S. Clark - Hannes Kleineke, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  The essay by Rawcliffe.

  11. Week 11: Soldiers 7 items
    1. Recommended Reading 7 items
      1. War and the soldier in the fourteenth century - Adrian R. Bell 2004

        Book 

      2. The soldier experience in the fourteenth century - Adrian R. Bell, Anne Curry, Andy King, David Simpkin c2011

        Book 

      3. War and society in late medieval Cheshire, 1277-1403 - Philip Morgan, Chetham Society 1987

        Book 

      4. The Fifteenth Century X: Parliament, Personalities and Power. Papers Presented to Linda S. Clark - Hannes Kleineke, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  Especially David Grummitt, ‘Changing Perceptions of the Soldier in Late Medieval England’.

      5. The English Aristocracy at War: From the Welsh Wars of Edward I to the Battle of Bannockburn - David Simpkin, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book 

  12. Section 2: Lecture topics. 0 items
  13. Diet 6 items
    1. Recommended Reading 6 items
      1. Everyday life in Medieval England - Christopher Dyer 1994

        Book  Chapters on 'Consumer and Diet' and 'Changes in Diet'.

      2. Food in medieval England: diet and nutrition - C. M. Woolgar, Dale Serjeantson, Tony Waldron 2006

        Book 

      3. Mills in the medieval economy: England, 1300-1540 - John Langdon c2004

        Book 

      4. The culture of food in England, 1200-1500 - C. M. Woolgar 2016

        Book 

      5. Food and eating in medieval Europe - Martha Carlin, Joel T. Rosenthal c1998

        Book  Especially the chapters by Dyer and Carlin.

  14. Dress and Appearance 5 items
    1. Recommended Reading 5 items
      1. The senses in late medieval England - C. M. Woolgar 2006

        Book  Especially Chapter 10.

      2. Fifteenth-century attitudes: perceptions of society in late medieval England - Rosemary Horrox 1994

        Book  Especially the Introduction and Chapter 4.

      3. War, Government and Aristocracy in the British Isles, c.1150–1500: Essays in Honour of Michael Prestwich - Chris Given-Wilson, Ann Kettle, Len Scales, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 2012 (electronic resource)

        Book  Especially the chapter by Wendy Childs, 'Cloth of Gold and Gold Thread'

      4. Heraldry, pageantry and social display in medieval England - Peter R. Coss, Maurice Keen 2002

        Book  Especially the chapter by Lechaud on 'Dress and Social Status'.

      5. Commercial Activity, Markets and Entrepreneurs in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honour of Richard Britnell - Ben Dodds, Christian D. Liddy, Cambridge Books Online (Online service) 2013 (electronic resource)

        Book  Especially the chapter by Dyer on 'Luxury Goods'.

  15. Travel 5 items
    1. Recommended Reading 5 items
      1. Survival and discord in medieval society: essays in honour of Christopher Dyer - Christopher Dyer, Richard Goddard, John Langdon, Miriam Müller c2010

        Book  Especially the chapter by James Masschaele on ‘Royal courts and regional mobility’

      2. A social history of England, 1200-1500 - Rosemary Horrox, W. M. Ormrod, dawsonera 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book  Especially the chapter by Wendy Childs on 'Moving Around'.

      3. Power and Identity in the Middle Ages - Huw Pryce, John Watts 12/07/2007

        Book  Especially the chapter by Ralph Griffiths on 'Crossing the Frontiers of the English Realm'.

  16. Housing 6 items
    1. Recommended Reading 6 items
      1. A social history of England, 1200-1500 - Rosemary Horrox, W. M. Ormrod, dawsonera 2006 (electronic resource)

        Book  Especially the chapter by Kowaleski on 'Consumer Society'.

      2. Everyday life in Medieval England - Christopher Dyer 1994

        Book  Especially the chapter on 'English Peasant Buildings'

      3. The Foundations of Gentry Life - Peter Coss 25/03/2010

        Book  Especially Chapter 2.

      4. The great household in late medieval England - C. M. Woolgar c1999

        Book  Especially Chapter 4.

      5. The English mediaeval house - Margaret Wood 1981

        Book 

  17. Section 3: Primary sources. 1: Chronicles 10 items
    1. The chronicle of Adam Usk, 1377-1421 - Chris Given-Wilson, Adam 1997

      Book 

    2. The St Albans chronicle: the Chronica maiora of Thomas Walsingham, Vol. 1: 1376-1394 - Thomas Walsingham, John Taylor, Wendy R. Childs, Leslie Watkiss 2003

      Book 

    3. The St Albans chronicle: the Chronica maiora of Thomas Walsingham, Vol. 2: 1394-1422 - Thomas Walsingham, John Taylor, Wendy R. Childs, Leslie Watkiss 2010

      Book 

    4. The Chronica maiora of Thomas Walsingham, 1376-1422 - Thomas Walsingham, James G. Clark, David Preest, dawsonera 2005 (electronic resource)

      Book 

    5. The Anonimalle Chronicle, 1333 to 1381 - V. H. Galbraith, St. Mary's Abbey (York) 1927

      Book 

    6. Scalacronica 1272-1363 - Thomas Gray, Andy King, Surtees Society 2005

      Book 

    7. Knighton's Chronicle, 1337 - 1396 - Henry Knighton, G. H. Martin 1995

      Book 

    8. The Westminster Chronicle, 1381-1394 - L. C. Hector, Barbara F. Harvey 1981

      Book 

    9. Chronicles - Jean Froissart, Geoffrey Brereton 1968

      Book 

  18. Primary sources. 2: Government records 4 items
    1. Calendar of entries in the Papal registers relating to Great Britain and Ireland: Papal letters - William Henry Bliss, Charles Johnson, Michael Haren, Anne P. Fuller 1897-1989

      Book 

    2. The Parliament rolls of medieval England, 1275-1504 - Chris Given-Wilson, Paul Brand, Seymour Phillips, Mark Ormrod 2005

      Book 

  19. Primary sources. 3: Works of literature 2 items
    1. The Canterbury tales - Geoffrey Chaucer, Nevill Coghill 1958

      Book 

  20. Primary sources. 4: Source collections 6 items
    1. English historical documents - A. R. Myers, David C. Douglas 1969

      Book 

    2. The Peasants' Revolt of 1381 - R. B. Dobson 1970

      Book 

    3. The Black Death - Rosemary Horrox c1994

      Book 

    4. The English manor, c. 1200-1500 - Mark Bailey 2002

      Book 

    5. Crime, law and society in the later Middle Ages - Anthony Musson, Edward Powell 2009

      Book 

    6. Monasticism in late medieval England, c.1300-1535 - Martin Heale c2009

      Book 

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