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Social Roles and Status of Women in a Norfolk small market Town Heacham 1276-1324

The objective of this paper is to measure the involvement of women in the Heacham local food and drink market and to assess the social differentiation among these working women mentioned in the 43 leet courts (1276-1324 ca.)

CONFERENCES: Arnold Fitz Thedmar: an Early London chronicler

Another fascinating paper given at the Institute for Historical Research in central London. For those of you interested in chronicles, urban history and London, this paper was definitely for you. Ian Stone discussed his dissertation about thirteenth century London through the eyes of wealthy Alderman, Arnold Fitz Thedmar.

Medieval Museum in Waterford wins awards

Congratulations to the Waterford Medieval Museum for winning ‘Best Heritage Project’ and ‘Best Public Building’ from the Local Authority Members Awards

St. Augustine’s Tower – Hackney, London

My trip to St. Augustine’s Tower in Hackney, London.

A Castellan Claims his Castles: Textualization of Claims in Eleventh-Century Aquitaine

The Conventum inter Guillelmum Aquitanorum Comitem et Hugonem Chilarchum is a 340-line, highly descriptive document of claims, counter-claims, and often violent conflicts, all revolving around property, between Hugh of Lusignan and Count William of Aquitaine, written by an unidentified author and scribe.

Historian uncovers evidence of football match from 1320

A recently discovered court roll has uncovered evidence that the game of football was played as early as 1320 in the town of Hollesley in Suffolk, England.

Society and Settlement in Glendalough and the Vartry before 1650

Glendalough and the Vartry yielded some of its secrets in these last four years and I became aware of its many unique aspects and the fact that the island viewpoints ofthe general political historian were not necessarily appropriate.

Problems with medieval Welsh local administration – the case of the maenor and the maenol

This article proposes to look more closely at one level of this emergent Welsh territorial order, namely, the level of the maenor/maenol.

Parochialization and patterns of patronage in 11th-century Sussex

Parochialization and patterns of patronage in 11th-century Sussex By Neil S. Rushton Sussex Archaeological Collections, Vol. 137 (1999) Abstract: The 11th century was a crucial period for the formation of the parochial system in England. The old minster parochiae were being broken up and their rights encroached upon by an increasing number of new churches, […]

Somerset Extensive Urban Survey – Bridgwater Archaeological Assessment

Somerset Extensive Urban Survey – Bridgwater Archaeological Assessment By Clare Gathercole English Heritage Extensive Urban Survey, 2001 Introduction: This report forms one of a series commissioned by English Heritage and prepared by Somerset County Council with the aim of assessing urban archaeology as part of the Monuments Protection Programme. The work was carried out from […]

Essex c.700 – 1066

Essex c.700 – 1066 By Stephen Rippon The archaeology of Essex: proceedings of the 1993 Writtle Conference, edited Owen Benson (Chelmsford, 1996) Introduction: This paper will consider Essex from c.700 to 1066. Though there is a wide range of evidence, and a number of important excavations on Middle to Late Saxon sites in the County, […]

Stamford: The Development of an Anglo-Scandinavian Borough

Stamford: The Development of an Anglo-Scandinavian Borough By Christine Mahany and David Roffe Anglo-Norman Studies 5: Proceedings of Battle Conference 1982 (Bury St. Edmund’s, 1983) Introduction: The main purpose of this paper is to illustrate those ways in which a detailed study of what is now a small market town may be illuminated by the […]

Oxford Carpenters, 1370-1530

Oxford Carpenters, 1370-1530 By Eric A. Gee Oxoniensia, Vol. 17-18 (1952-3) Introduction: For some time past much interest has been centred on the masons of medieval England, while the work of early carpenters, being in a more perishable medium, has been relatively overlooked; yet their craft was complementary to that of the mason and their […]

The urbanizing of Staffordshire: the first phases

The urbanizing of Staffordshire: the first phases By Christopher Dyer Staffordshire Studies, Vol.14 (2002) Synopsis: The aim of this lecture is to highlight the significant phases of urbanization in Staffordshire before 1550, and to show that the county had a capacity for change long before the age of Wedgwood and the ironmasters. We should recognize […]

Taxations of Colchester, A.D. 1296 and 1301

Taxations of Colchester, A.D. 1296 and 1301 By George Rickword Transactions of the Essex Archaeological Society, New Series 9 (1903-5) Introduction: Among the most interesting documents connected with the history of Colchester are the Taxations made in the years 1296 and 1301. Extracts from these, mainly copied from Morant, who had “conveyed” the originals in […]

The Lost Village of Andreschurch

The Lost Village of Andreschurch By A.E. Brown Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol.77 (2003) Abstract: Reasons are given for identifying the deserted village of Andreschurch with the present-day village of Breedon-on-the Hill. An attempt is made to interpret the late 10th-century land book relating to the Breedon area (S749) in the […]

New light on the colonisation of Nyland/Uusimaa

New light on the colonisation of Nyland/Uusimaa By Georg Haggrén & Henrik Jansson Ennen Ja Nyt, Vol.4 (2004) Introduction: Especially the late Iron Age but even the medieval period is a poorly known period in the history of the coast and archipelago of southern Finland. The archival sources are scarce and the hitherto known archaeological finds are, […]

Mediaeval Colchester’s Lost Landmarks

Mediaeval Colchester’s Lost Landmarks By John Ashdown-Hill Breedon Books, 2009 ISBN: 978 1 85983 686 6 Colchester is proud of being the ‘Britain’s oldest recorded town’. Its Roman past is well publicised, and so too is its more recent history. However, until now medieval Colchester had been sadly neglected. Using a mixture of medieval documentary […]

Migrant Society to Island Nation: Sicily

Migrant Society to Island Nation: Sicily By Charles Dalli Immigration and emigration in historical perspective, edited by Ann Katherine Isaacs (Pisa University Press, 2007) Abstract: The Norman conquest of Muslim Sicily resulted in the establishment of a new Latin Christian polity at the strategic crossroads of the Mediterranean world. From a province of Dar al-Islam, the island […]

Exile as evidence of civic identity in Florence in the time of Dante: some examples

Exile as evidence of civic identity in Florence in the time of Dante: some examples By Fabrizio Ricciardelli Reti Medievali – Rivista, Vol, 5 (2004) Introduction: “Now tell me, would man on earth be in a worse condition if he were not a citizen? Yes, I replied, and here I seek no proof”. Dante answers Carlo […]

Early Castles in the Medieval Landscape of Rutland

Early Castles in the Medieval Landscape of Rutland By Oliver Creighton Transactions of the Leicestershire Archaeological and Historical Society, Vol. 73 (1999) Abstract: This paper reviews evidence for medieval castles in the historic county of Rutland during the period c.1066-1216, using a combination of archaeological, historical and topographical data.  The siting of individual castle sites […]

Historical landscape research and regional institutional history in the transition debate. A case study in coastal Flanders

Historical landscape research and regional institutional history in the transition debate. A case study in coastal Flanders By Dries Tys XIV International Economic History Congress (2006) Synopsis: In this contribution I want to argue that regional ideological and therefore institutional practices according to a deliberate strategy and concept of power are central to our understanding of landscape development. […]

The Use of History in Late Medieval Guidebooks to Rome

The Use of History in Late Medieval Guidebooks to Rome By Timo Saastamoinen XIV International Economic History Congress (2006) Introduction: As people consider the relevance of the past to given tourism resort, they usually refer to the modern era. One only have to think about the cities like Florence and Rome, which draw millions of […]

Cross-trade skills and business strategies: personal itineraries between medicine and metallurgy in Middle Ages and early modern Europe

Cross-trade skills and business strategies: personal itineraries between medicine and metallurgy in Middle Ages and early modern Europe By Liliane Hilaire-Pérez and Catherine Verna XIV International Economic History Congress (2006) Synopsis: Examines the notarial records in the Perpignan region in the fifteenth century, focusing on an apothecary named Urba Aygabella, who was involved with various […]

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