Gilds and Things: Keeping the Peace in 10th Century London

Tuesday 4 May 2021
Dr Rory Naismith (Lecturer in the History of England before the Norman Conquest in the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Corpus Christi College).

History Society Lecture

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Reading List

Attenborough, F. L., ed. and trans., The Laws of the Earliest English Kings, Cambridge, 1922, pp. 156-69 [text and translation of the peace-gild statutes]

Keynes, S., 'Royal Government and the Written Word in Late Anglo-Saxon England', in The Uses of Literacy in Early Medieval Europe, ed. R. McKitterick (Cambridge, 1990), pp. 226-57.

Lambert, T., Law and Order in Anglo-Saxon England (Oxford, 2017).

Lambert, T., Public Order and State Violence: a View from Tenth-Century England, Radical History Review 137 (2020), 13-33.

Naismith, R., Citadel of the Saxons: the Rise of Early London (London, 2018).

Naismith, R., The Origins of the Husting and the Folkmoot, History 104 (2019), 409-24.