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Posted by: mhicks in Law and administration 3 years ago
Posted by: mholford in Law and administration 4 years, 5 months ago
Michael Hicks explores the legal rights of widowers in their wives' estates and discusses the two most prominent widowers in late medieval England.
Posted by: mholford in Law and administration, News and events 4 years, 12 months ago
Dr. Gordon McKelvie explains the importance of adding modernized dates to the earlier CIPM volumes, and explores the research possibilities offered by the original dates found in the documents themselves.
Posted by: mholford in Law and administration 5 years ago
Michael Hicks explores the ceremony of homage, its surviving documentation, and possible implications for the king's relations with his tenants-in-chief.
Wara terre: an obscure Staffordshire landholding unit in Margaret de Bromley's Assignment of Dower, 1420
Posted by: mholford in Economy and society, Law and administration 5 years, 2 months ago
The 1420 assignment of dower to Margaret, widow of Thomas de Bromley, esquire, has been calendared in CIPM xxi, as document 173, but with a number of gaps. The head and foot of the original inquisition are damaged and parts of the rest were too faded to read. However the faded sections can mostly be made out with effort, especially with the aid of an ultra-violet lamp, and they have been added to the updated calendar text below, which is now complete save for the introduction and a part of the final section lost from the original. Additionally, a mistranslation of the name of an uncommon landholding unit, the wara terre, has been corrected.