Session1128
TitleNew Directions in Charter Studies, II: Charters, Law, and Custom, (ii)
Date/TimeWednesday 13 July 2011: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorBattle Conference on Anglo-Norman Studies / Haskins Society for Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, Angevin & Viking History / Centre Michel de Boüard (CRAHAM - UMR 6273), Université de Caen Basse-Normandie
 
OrganiserKathryn Dutton, School of History, University of Leeds
 
Moderator/ChairJohn Hudson, Institute of Legal & Constitutional Research, University of St Andrews
 
Paper 1128-a Legal Writs and Legal Strategies in the Anglo-Norman Era
(Language: English)
Nicholas Karn, Department of History, University of Southampton
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics; Law; Manuscripts and Palaeography; Politics and Diplomacy
Paper 1128-b Charters of Subjection and Restoration in the Angevin Crisis of 1215-17
(Language: )
Hugh Doherty, Faculty of History, University of Oxford
Index Terms: Charters and Diplomatics
 
AbstractIn this session, Alice Taylor and Nicholas Karn will examine the use of writs/brieves in England and Scotland from the Anglo-Norman era to the fourteenth century, investigating the use of these documents in authorising court action in heterogeneous judicial systems. Hugh Doherty considers the production, form and function of published and newly-discovered charters drafted on behalf of defeated rebels by the chanceries of King John and the minority regime between 1215 and 1217.