North-east England in the Later Middle Ages

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Christian Drummond Liddy, R. H. Britnell
Boydell Press, 2005 - History - 250 pages
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The recent surge of interest in the political, ecclesiastical, social and economic history of north-eastern England is reflected in the essays in this volume. The topics covered range widely, including the development of both rural and urban life and institutions. There are contributions on the well-known richness of Durham cathedral muniments, its priory and bishopric, and there is also a particular focus on the institutions and practices which evolved to deal with Scottish border problems. A number of papers broach lesser-known subjects which accordingly offer new territory for exploration, among them the distinctive characteristics of local jurisdiction in the northern counties, the formation of north-eastern landscapes, the course of agrarian development in the region and the emergence of a northern gentry class alongside the better known ecclesiastical and lay magnates. CHRISTIAN D. LIDDY is Lecturer in History at the University of Durham, where R.H. BRITNELL is Emeritus Professor.
 

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Contents

A J POLLARD
1
John Hardyng Northumbrian Identity and the Scots
29
AngloScottish Border Law and Practice
43
The Rise and Rise of the Grays of Heaton
57
The Pollards of
75
Local Law Courts in Late Medieval Durham
97
The Free Court of the Priors of Durham
111
The Prior as
119
Darlington and
127
Newcastle Trade and Durham Priory 14601520
141
The Size and Shape of Durhams Monastic Community 12741539
153
Peasants Landlords and Production between the Tyne and the Tees
173
Region and Place in County Durham
221
Index
239
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Retired. Former Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Durham, England.

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