Medieval Londoners is a generous gift. Not only to Caroline Barron, long-time emeritus professor of Medieval History at the occasion of her 80th birthday. But also to her numerous students teaching the history of London to new generations. In this spirit the book is offered as open-source.
Medieval Londoners. Essays to mark the eightieth birthday of Caroline Barron
Edited by Elizabeth A New and Christian SteerSeries: IHR Conference Papers
University of London Press and Institute for Historical Research 2019
Medieval Londoners were a diverse group, some born in the city, and others drawn to the capital from across the realm and from overseas. For some, London became the sole focus of their lives, while others retained or developed networks and loyalties that spread far and wide. The rich evidence for the medieval city, including archaeological and documentary evidence, means that the study of London and its inhabitants remains an active field. Medieval Londoners brings together archaeologists, historians, art historians and literary scholars whose essays provide glimpses of medieval Londoners in all their variety.
This volume is offered to Caroline M. Barron, Emeritus Professor of the History of London at Royal Holloway, University of London, on the occasion of her 80th birthday. Her remarkable career – over some fifty years – has revitalized the way in which we consider London and its people. This volume is a tribute to her scholarship and her friendship and encouragement to others. It is thanks to Caroline M. Barron that the study of medieval London remains as vibrant today as it has ever been.
Table of Content:
- Introduction: medieval Londoners
Elizabeth A. New
- Families in later medieval London: sex, marriage and mortality
- A portrait of a late medieval London pub: the Star inn, Bridge Street
- Huntington Library MS. HM 140: household reading for Londoners?
- Palaeography and forgery: Thomas D.’s Book of the Hartshorn in Southwark
- ‘Go to hyr neybors wher she dwelte before’: reputation and mobility at the London consistory court in the early sixteenth century
- Aliens, crafts and guilds in late medieval London
- William Styfford (fl. 1437‒66): citizen and scrivener of London and notary imperial
- Bankers and booksellers: evidence of the late fifteenth century English book trade in the ledgers of the Bardi bank
T. W. Payne
- Nicholas Alwyn, mayor of London: a man of two loyalties, London and Spalding
Anne F. Sutton
- Charity and the city: London Bridge, c. 1176‒1275
John A. McEwan
- John Reynewell and St. Botolph Billingsgate
Stephen Freeth and John Schofield
- The testament of Joan FitzLewes: a source for the history of the abbey of Franciscan nuns without Aldgate
- Souls of benefactors at Grey Friars church London
- Afterword: The transformative effect: Caroline Barron as teacher and colleague
Detail from collage of portraits from © British Library, Liber benefactorum of St Albans Abbey, MS. Cotton Nero D. VII