Posted by 11 December, 2015
Mirabel daughter of Elias of Gloucester: TNA, C 60 (1217-18), m. 7. As I was reading through the surviving plea rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews, looking for Jewish women in action in the courts, I came across a truly remarkable story. This was [...]
Posted by 14 September, 2015
Popular ideas of medieval marriage often assume that women and girls were married off by their families with little or no say in the matter. There is a good deal of truth in this, and families used marriages to cement alliances, acquire lands and pursue [...]
Posted by 10 September, 2015
The history of emotions in the courtroom has become a popular topic in recent years (See this past years IMC session and stand-alone conferences convened at St Andrews and University of London). Emotional appeals and ritualised displays of emotion are a key part of modern trial [...]
Posted by 6 May, 2015
Working in academia constantly throws up new challenges, and often those that seem simple initially turn out to be the most daunting. This was certainly the case for me when I recently decided to enter the SURF Research as Art competition. The task: explaining my research with only an image [...]