TitleThe Reign of Richard II: Papers in Honour of Nigel Saul
Date/TimeTuesday 5 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
SponsorFourteenth Century England, Boydell & Brewer
OrganiserDavid Green, Centre for British Studies, Harlaxton College, University of Evansville
Moderator/ChairJeffrey S. Hamilton, Department of History, Baylor University, Texas
Paper 808-a Richard II and His Modern Biographers
(Language: English)
Chris Given-Wilson, St Andrews Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of St Andrews
Index Terms: Archives and Sources; Historiography - Medieval; Historiography - Modern Scholarship
Paper 808-b Indictments and Trials as Sources for Homicides
(Language: English)
John L. Leland, Department of History, Salem University, West Virginia
Index Terms: Administration; Law; Social History
Paper 808-c Murder in Fleet Street: The Death of John Louther, Knight of the Shire for Westmorland in the Parliament of January 1380
(Language: English)
Hannes Kleineke, History of Parliament Trust, London
Index Terms: Law; Political Thought
AbstractThis panel, organised as a tribute to Emeritus Professor Nigel Saul, coincides with the publication by Boydell and Brewer of a volume recognising his tremendous contributions to the study of later medieval England and to the reign of Richard II. The first paper considers the historiography of that reign as well as methodological approaches to writing medieval biographies. The subsequent papers consider various social and political developments in the period with a particular focus on law and justice. They offer insights into the evidence that can be gleaned from indictment and trial records as well as some of the logistics involved in holding a later medieval Parliament.