Outlaws in Medieval and Early Modern England by John C. Appleby, Paul Dalton

By John C. Appleby, Paul Dalton

With a few extraordinary exceptions, the topic of outlawry in medieval and early-modern English background has attracted really little scholarly realization. This quantity is helping to deal with this important hole in scholarship, and inspire extra examine of the topic, by means of proposing a sequence of recent experiences, according to unique examine, that tackle major beneficial properties of outlawry and criminal activity over an in depth time period. the amount casts vital mild on, and increases provocative questions on, the definition, ambiguity, sort, motives, functionality, adaptability, influence and illustration of outlawry in this interval. It additionally is helping to light up social and governmental attitudes and responses to outlawry and criminal activity, which concerned the pursuits of either church and country. From diversified views, the contributions to the quantity tackle the complicated relationships among outlaws, the societies during which they lived, the legislations and secular and ecclesiastical experts, and, in doing so, show a lot concerning the strengths and barriers of the constructing nation in England. when it comes to its breadth and the compelling curiosity of its subject material, the amount will entice a large viewers of social, criminal, political and cultural historians.

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Jeayes, Descriptive Catalogue of Derbyshire Charters in Public and Private Libraries and Muniment Rooms (London, 1906), no. 239; The Cartulary of Tutbury Priory, ed. A. Saltman, Collections for a History of Staffordshire, 4th series, 4 (The Staffordshire Record Society, and Historical Manuscripts Commission Joint Publication Series, 2, London, 1962), nos. Vol. I. D. 918–1206, ed. H. Round (London, 1899), nos. 806, 580, 582, 585–6; English Lawsuits from William I to Richard I, ed. C. van Caenegem (2 vols, Selden Society, London, 1990–91), vol.

177; Lestorie, vol. 1, pp. 236–7; vol. 2, p. 176. A variant of this name was Laiswold. ), in Derbyshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, and Whitton in Lincolnshire; a tenancy later held in 1166 by his grandson Sewall (Sewaldus in Latin) from William I de Ferrers, Henry’s greatgrandson, and assessed then at nine knights’ fees. It is significant that Saswalo’s relatives appear in a number of twelfth-century documents associated with the Ferrers family, some of which show that they held land in Tutbury, the town associated in Gaimar’s Estoire with Hereward’s killer, Ralph de Dol.

Douglas, William the Conqueror: The Norman Impact upon England (London, 1989), pp. 230–33; Williams, The English, pp. 59–65; Keats-Rohan, ‘Domesday Book and the Malets’, 14, 22. 89 After Hereward returned from Flanders and was requested by the rebels of Ely to join them, William de Warenne prepared to ambush him and encountered him at a place called Earith. There one of William’s men unsuccessfully tried to bribe Hereward’s men to betray the outlaw. 90 William is next mentioned in the Gesta responding badly to the eulogistic account given by the Norman knight Deda to the king about the English rebels on the Isle of Ely.

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