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Martin Heale

The documents in this section illustrate the character of everyday monastic life in the later middle ages in the form of administrative records, most notably accounts and inventories.

in Monasticism in late medieval England, c. 1300–1535
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Gervase Rosser

of the later guildhall). Prior to the city’s charter of incorporation of 1404, the bailiffs represented the king’s interest in a town which belonged to him. Major crimes were the responsibility not of the leets but of the king’s sheriff or coroner. But the records of the leet courts give some insights into the everyday life of particular urban neighbourhoods. One of the motifs to emerge from these

in Towns in medieval England
Anthony Musson and Edward Powell

either simple parody or close imitation). In a sense, we should not be surprised that royal forms (such as the language and style of proclamation) were employed since they were a familiar part of everyday life and easily understood. Proclamation of statutes, decrees and royal instructions in public places within the county was a common occurrence. Since they were delivered in English (translated from the

in Crime, Law and Society in the Later Middle Ages
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Anthony Musson and Edward Powell

. Where mediation, negotiation and arbitration were successful, agreement and reconciliation naturally allowed for reintegration within the value systems, network of relations and power structures that formed the basis of everyday life and work. 6.1 The disputing process: the Paston–Aslake dispute (1426) This example, drawn from the Paston Letters, demonstrates how complex

in Crime, Law and Society in the Later Middle Ages
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Michael Staunton

events of 1162–70, at least, from the Lives and the letters. The Lives give us a remarkable insight into Thomas’s everyday life as chancellor and archbishop. They also give us comprehensive narratives of the most important public occasions in which Thomas was involved: the councils of Westminster and Northampton, the meeting with the pope at Sens, the peace negotiations at Montmirail and Montmartre, and the

in The lives of Thomas Becket
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P. J. P. Goldberg

. 52 Goldberg, ‘The Public and the Private’, pp. 75-89. 53 For crops grown in gardens see C. Dyer, ‘Gardens and Orchards in Medieval England’, in idem, Everyday Life in Medieval England , London, 1994 , pp. 116

in Women in England c. 1275–1525
Mark Bailey

precedents recorded in other manorial documents (especially court rolls). This example from Cockerham provides a good illustration of the potential of this type of document to historians: the list of customs is rich and varied, offering an excellent insight into many aspects of everyday life. Note, for example, the diverse resource base, providing local

in The English manor c.1200–c.1500