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Gervase Rosser

wide range of sources, and in view not merely of material criteria but of the opportunities for personal fulfilment open to townspeople of diverse social class and status. 8 62. Building regulations in twelfth-century London These ordinances, the first of their kind to be recorded, were included in an ‘assize of buildings’ issued in 1189 by the mayor of London, Henry

in Towns in medieval England
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Samuel K. Cohn, Jr

these leaders emerged from the same social class as the insurgents; class outsiders, rebel rousers such as the crazed Florentine Lord Andrea degli Strozzi, who led or misled desperate and impoverished plebes in Florence 1343 [44, 45] , were clearly exceptional and even in this case exaggerated by class-prejudiced chroniclers, covering up the successful actions of the artisan leader. 32

in Popular protest in late-medieval Europe
Anthony Musson
and
Edward Powell

the role of the king. Modern commentators have pointed to the level of legal awareness displayed at certain ‘flashpoints’ and the apparent sophistication of the lower social classes’ responses to royal government. 9 The sources accordingly reveal an underlying grasp of natural law concepts of fairness and justice, right and ius , often underpinned by reference to custom

in Crime, Law and Society in the Later Middle Ages
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David Jones

the 1390s. 75 However, this version did not go unchallenged. The Gesta Romanorum , in line with the work’s overall plan, provided it with a spurious historical setting in the reign of a fictitious Emperor Theobald, and the protagonist’s need to acquire money is explained by means of an imperial decree forbidding marriages between persons from different social

in Friars’ Tales
Samuel K. Cohn, Jr

; they radically reshaped city-state constitutions and ushered into power new social classes. Because of the rarity of judicial records listing insurgents by occupation, it is difficult to know exactly who this popolo or ‘people’ was. However, the rebel leaders of the popolo , men like the wealthy Florentine major guildsman Giano della Bella, were hardly commoners [28

in Popular protest in late-medieval Europe
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Michael Staunton

. Thomas’s cult was at once extraordinary, of its time, and traditional. It was extraordinary in the speed and scale of its success: its rapid acceptance by all social classes, the combination of popular veneration and official recognition, its great geographical spread, and the sheer numbers of miracles and pilgrims. It was characteristic of its time in the fact that the cult grew up within living memory

in The lives of Thomas Becket
Paul Fouracre
and
Richard A. Gerberding

circumstances of his appointment, his rise at the expense of other members of the clergy, and his apparently meagre personal wealth, meant that he was a particularly vulnerable figure. We cannot, however, say that opposition to him was motivated simply by differences in social class. Once he became bishop, his two principal supporters were Genesius, who had been count of Clermont, and was presumably related to

in Late Merovingian France
Samuel K. Cohn, Jr

suo figlio Neri, Cronaca senese [A.A. 1354–5], in Cronache senesi , pp. 577–9. Donato di Neri, the continuator of Agnolo di Tura’s grand chronicle of Siena was of a different social class than the Noveschi merchant Agnolo. He came from a family of middling condition, vendors of linen, wool, and silk cloth ( ligrittieri ), who before the fall of the government of the

in Popular protest in late-medieval Europe
Rosemary Horrox

ceased. While the pestilence raged in France pilgrims of both sexes and every social class also poured from all parts of France into the monastery of St Médard at Soissons, where the body of that martyr St Sebastian was said to lie. But when the disaster came to an end, the pilgrimage and devotion ended too. The things written above

in The Black Death
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Paul Fouracre
and
Richard A. Gerberding

is, concrete and visible manifestations of internal qualities. This complex word was the one most often chosen to describe the miraculous and wondrous elements in a saint’s life, but it is also indicative of the age that its usage was often topographical, that is, certain virtutes became typical of people of certain social classes. 152 Our understanding of the Merovingians

in Late Merovingian France