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Medieval Corruption and Protection with Jonathan Lyon

Sometimes the very people we trust to help us keep law and order are wolves in sheep’s clothing. This week, Danièle speaks with Jonathan Lyon about a powerful medieval position which could easily lend itself to violence and corruption: church advocate.

Jonathan Lyon is a Professor of Medieval History at the University of Chicago, where he researches the political and social history of Germany, Austria, and the Holy Roman Empire in the medieval period. Click here to visit this university webpage.

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You can learn more about his book Corruption, Protection and Justice in Medieval Europe: A Thousand-Year History, in our New Medieval Books section.

The creator and host of The Medieval Podcast is Danièle Cybulskie. Click here to visit her website or follow her on Twitter @5MinMedievalist

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To learn more about Danièle’s talk, “Reflecting Richard: Mirrors for a Prince,” please visit the Richard III Society of Canada website.

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Top Image: British Library MS Yates Thompson 36, fol.182

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