Lay solidarities
The wards of medieval London
in Law, laity and solidarities
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This chapter is probably more empirical than Susan Reynolds would like, but the author hopes that its attempt to search for the less visible members of urban society will meet with her approval. Her belief in the essential reasonableness of medieval men and women, and in their ability to act in their own best interests, has been a constant corrective and inspiration. It is in the nature of the surviving records to reveal most about those who were most conspicuous: in the case of London those who became aldermen or held other civic office. Such men were almost always wealthy and it is their views and priorities which may be most easily discerned in the surviving records. The wards of medieval London may have been both political and affective units within the complex jigsaw of civic government.

Law, laity and solidarities

Essays in honour of Susan Reynolds


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